The Russian cargo airline launched its new Houston-Abu Dhabi freight service this week.
U.S. President Barack Obama held an open forum with young entrepreneurs on the economic benefits of the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement yesterday in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
However, the International Maritime Organization's Maritime Safety Committee said there should be no delay in the implementation of the verified gross mass rule.
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The Water Resources Development Act reauthorization includes provisions sought by the nation's port authorities related to how harbor deepening projects are funded, getting more money for maintenance dredging in the pipeline and authorizing new projects.
The Port of Charleston was moving some containers off terminals in assembly-line fashion well before the "free flow" process became an accepted industry strategy for reducing truck delays.
Federal Maritime Commissioner William P. Doyle praised the statement from ocean carrier group OCEMA, but noted officials "still need to address an important liability issue for the shippers" in order to implement new verified gross mass requirements.