The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the nation's agricultural trade surplus is also expected to increase to $19.5 billion for fiscal year 2017, up 40 percent from $13.9 billion for fiscal year 2016.
With 13 of the top 20 container lines reporting combined losses of $2.5 billion in the first half alone, industry losses will likely range from $8 billion to $10 billion for the full year, according to Lars Jensen, CEO of SeaIntelligence Consulting.
The U.S. Department of Transportation said it is seeking to make speed limiting devices a requirement on all newly manufactured trucks with a gross vehicle rating of more than 26,000 pounds.
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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.
The Californian port said empty container volumes rose in July as shipping lines repositioned boxes to prepare for an anticipated uptick in peak-season cargo.
The expanded Panama Canal locks, which just opened June 26 to handle vessels up to 14,000 TEUs, are expected to reshape U.S. East Coast port operations.