The Berkshire Hathaway-owned Class I freight railroad will pay $50,000 in civil penalties related to a March 2015 crude oil train derailment in Galena, Ill., according to a statement from Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
Additional shippers and logistics companies have expressed support on a call for the Federal Maritime Commission to provide guidelines on detention and demurrage charges.
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) is putting its restructuring plans on a shareholders’ meeting agenda for Feb. 27, but HHI workers plan to strike from Feb. 22-27 in attempts to block the meeting.
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The Allied Pilots Association, the union that represents American Airlines’ more than 15,000 pilots, said it has lost confidence in Chief Executive Officer Doug Parker’s leadership abilities due to “questionable economic and strategic decisions.”
Harold J. Daggett, president of the International Longshoremen’s Association, said the union will oppose fully-automated container terminals in upcoming contract talks with the United States Maritime Alliance.
Marilee McInnis, director of international corporate affairs at Walmart, said although the retailer no longer does business with Hanjin due to the carrier’s bankruptcy, it is currently speaking with another Korean carrier regarding its shipping needs.