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The Federal Maritime Commission's report was based on feedback from industry leaders at four public forums held around the country to gauge the impacts of port congestion and examine possible solutions going forward.
Trade data provider found volumes at East Coast ports rose 15 percent overall in the first half of 2015, benefiting from diversions by carriers from West Coast ports due to congestion issues early in the year.
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2014 Kansas Supreme Court ruling that said the express carrier violated the Kansas Wage Payment Act in not treating drivers as employees.
Neptune Orient Lines, parent of ocean carrier APL, is "totally focused" on returning the liner business to profitability, NOL CEO Ng Yat Chung said during a call with securities analysts.
Descartes will link trade compliance data and documentation from its Global Logistics Network to SAP's transportation management application for better shipment visibility for SAP's TM customers.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis also revised a previous prediction of a 0.2 percent decrease in first quarter gross domestic product to a 0.6 percent increase.