President Obama has designated Missouri Democrat Rhonda Schnare Schmidtlein chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission for a term that will expire June 16, 2018.
Alain Bédard, chairman, president and chief executive officer of TFI International, formerly known as TransForce, said the acquisition diversifies the company into the medical last mile business.
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has received 29 ocean transportation intermediary (OTI) license applications and changes for review.
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The transportation and logistics industry has experienced a notable year between Hanjin’s bankruptcy, the new verified gross mass regulation and the expanded Panama Canal.
Fellow Japanese ocean carrier “K” Line exited the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement Aug. 19, while MOL, the other major ocean carrier based out of Japan, left the group in 2008.
The U.S. maritime regulator granted the five-member ocean carrier alliance approval to take effect Dec. 19.