The key objective of the two-week National Transportation Safety Board mission in April will be to locate the voyage data recorder or "black box" dislodged from the TOTE Maritime general cargo vessel when it sank Oct. 1 during Hurricane Joaquin.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board took steps this week to improve safety practices and regulations involving lithium batteries carried by airlines.
The $1.5 million program at the Port of Oakland will provide an incentive to terminals to stay open longer as they handle business relocated from Outer Harbor Terminal.
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Parcel giant UPS has joined the chorus of voices opposing a tie-up between Canadian Pacific and Norfolk Southern, sending a letter to the U.S. Surface Transportation Board that says a merger would hurt intermodal service levels and increase costs.
CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railway and Canadian National Railway, along with a handful of passenger railroads, will need until 2020 to implement positive train control, according to the Federal Railroad Administration.
A new position paper from the Agriculture Transport Coalition lays out options such as delaying enforcement of the SOLAS verified gross mass requirement or allowing weight variance, and requests a congressional inquiry into the IMO.