Canada's Transport Minister Marc Garneau has moved up the deadline for phasing out the use of older DOT-111 tank cars for crude-by-rail transport, according to the Canadian government department responsible for transportation policies and programs.
Although the non-asset-based third-party logistics provider saw revenues fall 6.9 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2016 to $3.3 billion, net income rose 4.3 percent year-over-year to $143.1 million.
The Port of Long Beach Harbor Commission President has been re-elected, while TIACA appoints European Shippers' Council chairman to its board.
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An American Shipper poll of shippers and forwarders revealed that nearly 90 percent believe at least some cargo will be delayed by the verified gross mass rule that went into effect globally today.
The United States Senate also confirmed the reappointment of Federal Maritime Commissioners Rebecca F. Dye and Michael A. Khouri, whose terms will now last until 2020 and 2021, respectively.
Meanwhile, the Agriculture Transportation Coalition is asking the Federal Maritime Commission to step forward and discourage carriers and terminals from imposing fees for verified gross mass compliance in the United States.