U.S. Customs and Border Protection has created a dedicated team to monitor violations of coastwise shipping rules as supporters tout the Jones Act's homeland security benefits.
Major freight railroads in the United States employed 152,426 workers as of the middle of June 2016, down 0.2 percent from the previous month and 11.55 percent year-over-year, according to data from the Surface Transportation Board.
The 8,530-TEU CSCL container vessel Xin Fei Zhou scraped its side against the wall of one of the recently inaugurated locks of the important Central American waterway, according to a report from the Associated Press.
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After a weak first quarter in 2016, east-west capacity rebounded slightly in advance of the traditional summer peak season, but overcapacity, decreased volumes and low rates continued to drive carriers into the ever-changing alliance game.
Ocean carriers OOCL, COSCON and ANL announced a joint offering called the Asia Australia consortium, which will provide container service on three weekly loops between North Asia and Oceania market.
Two trade associations - the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association (FIATA) - will roll out the new IATA-FIATA Air Cargo Program in phases, beginning in early 2017.