Association of American Railroads President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger expressed how the rail industry’s position, which remains unchanged, claims forced access is an ill-conceived approach that compromises the efficiency of the entire network.
The Panama Canal Authority said it is confident in the process it uses to move ships through the new locks at the canal, following an accident last week that damaged the Xin Fei Zhou after it made contact with one of the walls at the Agua Clara Locks.
The TMS provider was acquired by fellow logistics software firm Kewill in April, and the companies are progressing on merging products and organizations, Lean executives said in a briefing.
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The United States Senate also confirmed the reappointment of Federal Maritime Commissioners Rebecca F. Dye and Michael A. Khouri, whose terms will now last until 2020 and 2021, respectively.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $98.9 million criminal fine for its involvement in a conspiracy to fix prices on international ocean shipments of roll-on/roll-off cargo.
Two trade associations - the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association (FIATA) - will roll out the new IATA-FIATA Air Cargo Program in phases, beginning in early 2017.