Without clear carbon controls from the International Maritime Organization, the shipping industry may have to adhere to multiple sets of regional regulations, according to Esben Poulsson, chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping.
The Warren, Mich.-based trucking carrier and third-party logistics provider saw net income plummet 39.2 percent year-over-year to $24.2 million as revenues slid 5 percent to $1.07 billion, according to the company’s most recent financial statements.
Hyundai Heavy Industries’ shareholders on Monday voted to approve the company’s restructuring plans despite strong union opposition.
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Investments in new projects are slowing, and Neil Davidson, senior analyst in Drewry’s ports and terminals practice, warned that a sudden rebound in demand could be a problem.
Gene Seroka, executive director at the Port of Los Angeles, said 2016 was an “epic” year, and in 2017, the port will focus on improvements in process management, information technology and land use.
What has been accepted as standard practice for decades - large shippers cementing big volume annual contracts with carriers and smaller shippers, forwarders and NVOs picking up the scraps on the spot market - is now being heavily scrutinized.