Upgrades are starting to roll in for the freight industry.
New U.S. freight contracts for the second half of this year have shipped out, with the expected increase of $300 million in freight, up from $150 million in 2017.
The new contracts also include an expected $3.7 billion in freight-related jobs.
The most important job category for the U.F.C. is in shipping, with up to 6,000 jobs at the largest U.N. agency in the U, with $600 million in direct and indirect jobs.
Other important categories include shipping, warehousing and logistics, and supply chain management.
The U.K.’s National Shipping Association and the Canadian Coast Guard say there will be 4,400 jobs in the sector in the second quarter.
The International Maritime Bureau says there will also be 4.5 million container-ship jobs, with 6,500 direct and indirectly jobs, as well as 5,500 logistics jobs.
These jobs are crucial to a country’s economic success.
In a statement, the I.M.B. says: “The global container and logistics industry is now worth over $16 trillion and employs more than 20 million people in over 100 countries, bringing billions of dollars into our economies.”
The industry has been growing steadily in recent years, with annual revenues of $20 billion, and some analysts say it is now on track to surpass the $21.4 trillion of global gross domestic product in 2021.
Some economists have suggested that the U tolking in warehouses and warehousing could become a large industry by the end of the decade.
The United States and Canada were the top two producers in container shipping in 2016, with more than $2 trillion shipped.
That figure is expected to rise to $2.4 billion in 2019.
The Canadian Coast Protection Agency says its $8 million investment in its $50 million Port of Long Beach has led to more than 1,000 container ship jobs and 1,400 dock workers.
The Port of Los Angeles is the second-largest container port in the world, and the port has been the target of increased shipping competition.
“We have had some positive outcomes, including a rise in container port jobs, and we have some negative outcomes, but we’re seeing the positives in both,” said Jim Hulsey, the director of port operations for the agency.
In the second part of the year, the Coast Guard is expected, after a three-year pause, to begin shipping out its $2 billion Coast Guard Base of Operations, which is set to open in 2019 and is designed to house the Coast Guardsmen and civilians needed for Coast Guard operations in the Gulf of Mexico.