The Danish ocean carrier’s plan to acquire Hamburg Süd in 2017 caps a landmark year for consolidation in the container shipping industry, noted Mario Cordero, the chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today announced a final rule establishing a national database for the drug and alcohol testing records of commercial truck and bus drivers.
Transportation and logistics companies added 8,900 positions last month, following a revised 12,200-job increase in October, according to recent preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Labor.
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Peak season capacity took a major hit in third quarter 2016 as carriers scrambled to replace services interrupted by Hanjin Shipping’s Aug. 31 bankruptcy announcement.
Meanwhile, The Federal Maritime Commission told American Shipper Tuesday that despite Hanjin no longer accepting bookings in the U.S., the commission hasn’t received any amendments to the CKYHE Alliance agreement since it was originally filed in 2014.
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.