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The Federal Maritime Commission's report was based on feedback from industry leaders at four public forums held around the country to gauge the impacts of port congestion and examine possible solutions going forward.
Judge John Gleason of the Eastern District Court of New York granted class-action status to plaintiffs seeking compensation from several airlines for raising their transportation costs.
U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper ruled that federal law precludes Massachusetts from regulating transportation rates, routes and services by requiring express delivery drivers to be company employees.
The MacArthur Lock, one of the two actively used locks that enable ships to travel between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes, will be closed for at least 10 days due to a malfunctioning gate.
Brent crude, considered by most analysts to be the global benchmark for oil prices, fell below $50 a barrel for the first time since January amid slowing demand growth and growing global oversupply.
The Maritime Administration's hoarding of proceeds from vessel sales, refusal to distribute maritime heritage grant funds and continued stonewalling of FOIA requests presents a troubling picture. And it’s not one of a transparent agency.