The U.S. Coast Guard is coordinating with the New York Air National Guard and the Canadian and Portuguese Coast Guards following an explosion and fire on an international bulk carrier 1,300 miles offshore Cape Cod, according to a statement from the USCG.
The eastbound lane at Gatun locks will tentatively close for 10 days in May for dry chamber work.
The Northwest Seaport Alliance handled 334,483 TEUs for the month and 899,295 TEUs so far in 2017, year-over-year increases of 14.2 percent and 10 percent, respectively, according to recent data from the port authority.
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Shippers, carriers and terminals swapped accusations in their filings with the Federal Maritime Commission that their positions on detention and demurrage charges are being mischaracterized.
The U.S. Department of Justice served several container shipping lines with subpoenas last week in Sausalito, Calif., where their top executives were attending industry meetings.
Various headwinds in 2016 sent the industry into a tailspin, culminating with the demise of Hanjin Shipping, a company many thought was too big to fail.