Logistics News Sept. 11, 2014

DOC accepting comments on Ethan Allen accent chest – The Dept. of Commerce will be taking public comments on a ruling regarding whether one of Ethan Allen’s accent chests should fall under the scope of the wooden bedroom furniture anti-dumping order. The deadline for comments is Sept. 18. Read more here.  (Furniture Today)

 

Carriers that kept sailing through the Panama Canal will receive toll discounts – The Panama Canal Authority plans on giving ocean carriers who didn’t move their business to the Suez a break on tolls once the widening project is complete in 2016. See the whole story here. (JOC)

 

This week’s fuel update – See the latest gas and diesel price averages here. (US DOE)

 

Cory drivers help save woman after accident – Two Cory Home Delivery drivers in Illinois witnessed a woman’s car run into a tree. They stopped to assist, and were able to get the unconscious driver out of the vehicle. See the whole article here. (Furniture Today)

 

Hertz chairman steps down – Hertz Global Holdings CEO Mark Frissora has stepped down and the search is on for a successor. Read more here. (Bloomberg)

 

Zenith Global Logistics opens new facilities – The specialty 3PL is taking advantage of increased US furniture sales by adding warehouses in Texas and Mississippi. Read more here. (JOC)

 

Ocean alliance rumors become reality – The much-anticipated alliance between China Shipping and United Arab Shipping will have a third partner – CMA-CGM. The French carrier announced Sept. 9 that it has signed a vessel sharing agreement with CSCL and USAC. Read CMA-CGM’s announcement here.