U.S. Customs and Border Protection has created a dedicated team to monitor violations of coastwise shipping rules as supporters tout the Jones Act's homeland security benefits.
Major freight railroads in the United States employed 152,426 workers as of the middle of June 2016, down 0.2 percent from the previous month and 11.55 percent year-over-year, according to data from the Surface Transportation Board.
The 8,530-TEU CSCL container vessel Xin Fei Zhou scraped its side against the wall of one of the recently inaugurated locks of the important Central American waterway, according to a report from the Associated Press.
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The terminal operator has joined a group of Nova Scotia business leaders and investment company Cyrus Capital Partners L.P. in plans to build 315-acre marine container terminal on the Strait of Canso.
The massive $5.3 billion project comes with “considerable safety concerns,” which could lead to accidents and delays for shippers and higher claims for insurers, according to a new report from the London-based risk management consultancy.
Ocean carrier MSC will end its IPAK to join the EPIC 1 with CMA CGM and UASC as a vessel operator, while Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Sud’s ELIP service will morph into the EPIC 2, which will then be operated by CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Sud.