Shipping Trends Will Shape Transportation Industry In 2016

Law360, New York (January 20, 2016, 11:24 AM EST) -- Change looms in the new year for transportation companies, intermediaries and their customers. New legislation and labor developments in the trucking industry, new Federal Maritime Commission regulations and international requirements for container weight verification will shape shipping trends in 2016. New players in transportation will also have a noticeable impact.

Amazon Enters Freight Field

Beijing Century Joyo Courier Service Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of e-commerce company Amazon.com Inc. has registered as a foreign-owned nonvessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), which confirms speculation that Amazon is expanding into the international transportation business. Beijing Century Joyo Courier Service Co. Ltd. filed for registration...

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