A coalition of 25 business groups has asked the Federal Maritime Commission to address fees imposed when shippers can't pick-up and return cargo, containers and chassis for reasons beyond their control.
A merger of Yang Ming, which is 33 percent owned by the government, with a private company such as Evergreen Line, would be difficult to achieve, contends Chen Ou-po, a member of Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party.
The funds will be dispersed to 32 university transportation centers to advance research and education programs addressing critical transportation challenges in the United States, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement.
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On a bright note, the port authority said it will be using a $1.6 million grant awarded by the U.S. Maritime Administration to improve the barge program that transports containers between Red Hook in Brooklyn and Port Newark.
Meanwhile, the Port of Los Angeles signed a partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Center for Global Supply Chain Management to advance the use of technology at ports in order to make them more globally competitive.
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association President John McLaurin said emissions could just end up being switched to other parts of the country.