Omaha, Neb.-based Class I freight railroad Union Pacific is combining its Pocatello service unit leadership with its Portland and Utah units and reassigning five management positions to other locations, the company said in a statement.
Starting March 26, 2017, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo began offering direct connections between Paris and Accra, Ghana, as well as Amsterdam and Freetown, Sierra Leone; Monrovia, Liberia; Cartagena, Colombia; and Minneapolis, Minn.
Given the Pacific Northwest port's importance to the region’s economy, the open chief executive officer position must be filled quickly, according to Jordan Royer, vice president in the Seattle office of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association.
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The United States Maritime Alliance, the employer group that negotiates the master contract with the International Longshoremen's Association, called the ILA’s planned work stoppage threat “disturbing.”
In addition, Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line is scheduled to receive a series of 20,000-TEU ships later this year.
With just a few months before the new ocean carrier vessel sharing agreement THE Alliance, of which Yang Ming is a member, is set to launch, work still needs to be done to finalize port rotations and vessel deployment plans.