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Shipping Giant MSC Vows to Fight ‘Excessive’ $63M FMC Fine

The world’s largest container carrier will push back against a proposed U.S. government fine that would rank among the stiffest penalties handed down by the Washington regulator.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
April 10, 2024
Business, Private, Global Freight

Amazon Eyes Record High

Wall Street investors are finally doing what analysts have been recommending all along: buying Inc.

Subrat Patnaik | Bloomberg News
April 8, 2024
Business, Safety, Logistics, Global Freight

Baltimore Bridge Collapses After Cargo Ship Rams Into It

BALTIMORE — A containership lost power and rammed into a major bridge in Baltimore early March 26, causing the span to buckle into the river below. Six people were missing.

Lea Skene | Associated Press
March 26, 2024
Business, Safety, Private, Global Freight, TCA

Amazon Reports ‘Measurable Progress’ on Worker Safety

Amazon’s safety data shows a decline in its warehouse injury rate in 2023, marking an improvement for the second consecutive year, but critics disagree with how the company measures safety.

Lauren Rosenblatt | The Seattle Times
March 18, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics, Global Freight, TCA

Hapag-Lloyd Warns of Further Earnings Decline in 2024

Following a slump in profits in 2023, German container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd expects earnings to decline again in 2024.

dpa | Hamburg, Germany
March 14, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Global Freight

Houthi Missile Damages MSC Containership in Gulf of Aden

Houthi militants attacked and damaged a Swiss-owned container vessel on March 4 in the Gulf of Aden, as the Iran-backed group continues to roil shipping in the region.

March 5, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Norfolk Southern Urges Shareholders to Reject Takeover Plan

OMAHA, Neb. — Norfolk Southern wants its shareholders to back its current management team and strategy and reject a bid from a group of investors seeking to take control of the railroad.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
February 27, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics, Global Freight, TCA

Port of Baltimore Hit Cargo Record Last Year

The Port of Baltimore hit records for handling cargo last year, state officials said, showing a rebound from global supply chain difficulties and disruptions during the pandemic.

Lorraine Mirabella | The Baltimore Sun
February 26, 2024
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Private, Global Freight

Investors Flee Tumbling EV Upstarts

Investors have all but thrown in the towel on shares of EV startups Rivian Automotive and Lucid Group. 

Esha Day | Bloomberg News
February 26, 2024
Business, Logistics, Global Freight, TCA

Southwest Airlines Ground Workers Reach Deal for Pay Bump

Southwest Airlines has reached a contract with its ramp, operations, provisioning and freight agents that’ll give workers an average pay increase of over 18%.

Alexandra Skores | The Dallas Morning News
February 23, 2024