The Trump administration has nominated Richard Ashooh of New Hampshire as the assistant secretary of export administration in the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security.
The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority has rebranded the Northeast U.S. port to PhilaPort in wake of increased investments and port expansions.
The mid-Atlantic port handled 2.56 million tons of general cargo during the first quarter of 2017, up 5 percent year-over-year, primarily due to an increase in car and container volumes.
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The Senate Commerce Committee cited "labor-related concerns" with the Federal Maritime Commission's pilot supply chain information portal project, but said supply chain innovation teams will continue work this summer, focusing primarily on U.S. exports.
Port congestion issues in early 2015 brought the often chaotic process surrounding detention and demurrage fees into sharp focus, but where where shippers saw pesky and sometimes unfair ad hoc charges, technology providers saw an opportunity.