Supply chain innovation teams, created by the Federal Maritime Commission, say a national portal could improve port performance and increase American economic competitiveness.
A report issued today by the AASHTO and the AAPA said the FAST Act has brought ports and cargo fully into the surface transportation network and has given the nation a dedicated federal freight program for the first time ever.
The London-based shipping research and consulting firm said expenses have been cut to the bone in the past two years, so increases would not be unexpected.
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Members of California’s congressional delegation asked the federal government to get involved in the Hanjin insolvency, and Rep. Loretta Sanchez said Hanjin’s stranded ships may have goods needed to keep U.S. assembly lines running.
Jon Slangerup announced his resignation as chief executive officer of the Port of Long Beach and accepted a position as chairman and CEO of a leading aviation technology company.
Datamyne provided American Shipper with statistics illustrating how some non-vessel-operating common carriers pulled U.S. import volume from Hanjin ships prior to August, while others ramped up their use of the financially stricken carrier.