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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Logistics costs for U.S. businesses rose 2.6 percent in 2015, while the largest component of logistics costs, transportation, grew only 1.3 percent during the year, according to a report from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
APM Terminals has been unwittingly entangled in a bribery scandal surrounding Guatemala’s former president Otto Perez Molina as a result of its purchase of Spanish port operator Grup TCB, according to a report from Danish news outlet Fagbladet 3F.
Shipment volumes and expenditures both increased compared with the previous month after three months of lackluster performance, but still remained well below 2015 levels, according to the latest Cass Freight Index Report.