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Jim Newsome, CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority, laid out an ambitious plan to grow container operations at Port of Charleston over the next five years as the Army Corps of Engineers chief green-lit a plan to deepen channels to 52 feet.
Survey of 60 shippers, carriers, LSPs and brokers rated Savannah and Charleston as the top performing ports in the United States, while Oakland was received the worst scores in chassis availability and overall port performance.
Rickmers-Linie, Schneider and U.S. Bank Corporate Payment Systems name chief officers, while NYK Ports and ABP appoint business directors.
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.