Transportation planners and industry executives briefed House lawmakers last week on progress made so far with implementing freight provisions of the FAST Act.
The parcel carrier’s expedited shipping segment will raise prices by an average of 3.9 percent in Germany, effective Jan. 1, 2017, with prices in other countries varying based on local conditions, the company said in a statement.
The total value of cross-border freight between the United States and North American trading partners Canada and Mexico slipped another 6.4 percent year-over-year in June 2016, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
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Carriers may seek to "turn the table" on shippers who drove hard bargains, but an upturn in rates may be short-lived.
A bankruptcy court in Newark, N.J. will hear requests for modifications as Hanjin Shipping’s biggest shareholder, Korean Air Lines, has postponed a decision to provide cash to the carrier.
Third-party logistics providers like Expeditors International of Washington have traditionally benefitted from disruptions in direct shipper/carrier relationships, according to a recent client note from William Blair Equity Research.