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DOT Secretary Chao says Vision for U.S. National Infrastructure Plan to be Unveiled Soon

DOT Secretary Chao says Vision for U.S. National Infrastructure Plan to be Unveiled Soon

The current state of interminable flux that comes with evaluating the future of the United States long-term infrastructure plan may appear to be reaching some sort of conclusion, or at least the initial semblance of one.

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Port Tracker Report is Bullish on Import Growth in the Coming Months

Larger volumes appear to be coming in March and April, which are estimated to hit 1.46 million TEU (a 10.6 percent annual gain) and 1.59 million TEU (a 10.1 percent annual gain), respectively.
Port Tracker Report is Bullish on Import Growth in the Coming Months

Strong United States-bound retail container imports appears to be in the cards in the coming months, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report issued this week by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.

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AAPA Launches “America: Keep It Moving” Campaign

AAPA Launches "America: Keep It Moving" Campaign

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has announced the launch of a campaign that will advocate for transportation infrastructure investment on behalf of the nation’s manufacturers, farmers and other workers who count on modern and efficient seaports to move American products to vital overseas markets.

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2016 a Record Year for Earnings at Kuehne + Nagel

2016 a Record Year for Earnings at Kuehne + Nagel

Dr. Detlef Trefzger, CEO, Kuehne + Nagel International AG: “We set ourselves ambitious targets for 2016 and we are pleased of having achieved them and to report a new record result. In a market environment characterised by multiple challenges, we were successful with our focus on customer requirements, our solution-oriented approach and our balanced service portfolio. In all business units we gained market shares while further increasing overall profitability. Thanks to our portfolio of scalable industry-specific end-to-end solutions and our operational efficiency, we are well positioned for continued profitable growth, which we will accelerate by selected acquisitions.”

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Shippers Encourage East Coast Dockside Labor to Work with Management

The ILA may be "bluffing," but consequences could be severe
Shippers Encourage East Coast Dockside Labor to Work with Management

While the National Retail Federation and other shipper associations are calling upon the U.S. Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) to work together to avoid a one-day shutdown of East Coast and Gulf Coast ports this spring, some analysts suggest that the ILA is simply leveraging its position for future contract negotiations.

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