The Omaha, Neb.-based Class I railway posted a net income of $4.2 billion for 2016, an 11 percent decline from 2015.
Shipment volumes for the month slid 1.2 percent from November, but were up 3.5 percent compared with the same 2015 period following a 0.5 percent year-over-year decrease the previous month, according to the latest Cass Freight Index Report.
The U.S. requested a trade enforcement action against Canada in the World Trade Organization, alleging that British Columbia discriminates against U.S. and other imported wines by allowing only its own province’s wines to be sold on grocery store shelves.
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Sen. John Thune, R.-S.D., was selected to lead the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation for a second straight term.
New ship orders declined in 2016, driven down by overcapacity and sluggish global trade growth, and although devastating for shipyards and their workers, the drop may be necessary if the health of the container liner industry is going to be restored.
Liberty Woods International filed a lawsuit in personam against Dalia Ship Holding and in rem against Dalia’s ship, the Ocean Quartz, seeking $1.4 million for damage it said occurred to shipments of plywood.