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The inability to agree on a long-term highway bill led Congress in July to pass a six-month extension of Transportation Department programs that will expire at the end of the month.
U.S. lawmakers and industry advocates need to do more to address a “critical” shortage of skilled truck technicians and mechanics, according to Bill Graves, CEO of American Trucking Associations.
Dry bulk and container shipping sectors are those most likely at risk of damage from the economic slowdown in China, while the tanker industry should prove to be resilient, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings.
Exports helped drive record throughput in September at the Port of Long Beach, but were the main reason the Port of Oakland experienced a 4.8 percent drop in container volumes.
The derailment of a CSX train carrying Bakken crude, which resulted in a fire that forced the evacuation of hundreds of area residents, was caused by a defect that was missed on two separate inspections, according to the Federal Railroad Administration.
In a response to the ITF recommendations, the International Chamber of Shipping said it prefers a fuel levy, rather than an emissions trading scheme, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping.