The Omaha, Neb.-based Class I railway applied for a Presidential Permit to operate and maintain the Brownsville West Rail Bypass International Bridge.
Surface Transportation Board Chairman Daniel R. Elliott III will no longer send an annual letter to the industry asking Class I and other railroads to comment on their end-of-year outlook for traffic volumes and operations.
The London-based shipping research and consulting firm said it forecasts slow growth in the world container fleet of four to five percent per year through 2019.
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Chinese authorities have said that containers from certain countries shall be subject to effective anti-mosquito treatment in order to prevent the virus from spreading, which has left many shippers concerned.
Crisis in Syria, Libya and elsewhere have generated massive flows of migrants, increasing the risk of stowaways on cargo vessels, a port official said.
The Japanese ocean carrier has changed the names of its MM Holdings (Americas) and Mitsui O.S.K. Bulk Shipping (Asia Oceania) divisions in an effort to unify its marketing efforts and improve customer service.