U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York wrote a letter urging new Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to visit aging transportation infrastructure throughout their states.
Through the first three months of 2017, however, the largest port on the U.S. East Coast has seen container throughput tick up 2.4 percent, surpassing the previous first-quarter record set in 2016, according to recent figures from the port authority.
Ward Transport and Logistics hires new chief operating officer, while the Greenbrier Cos. appoints executive vice president and chief financial officer.
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The eastbound lane at Gatun locks will tentatively close for 10 days in May for dry chamber work.
CEO Nicolas Sartini said the period of uncertainty before its sale to CMA CGM is over and the brand is ready to flex its U.S. expertise and innovative spirit again.
Currently general manager for ride-sharing firm Lyft in Southern California, Kan has also served on the board of directors for Amtrak since 2015, the White House said in a statement announcing his nomination to Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy.