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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French trucking operator Jacky Perrenot will acquire the container transportation activities of CMA CGM subsidiary Greenmodal Transport, according to a report from Lloyd’s Loading List.
Shares of struggling South Korean container carrier Hanjin Shipping increased the most in a week following statements from a government official that indicated a merger with fellow state-run line Hyundai Merchant Marine could be on the table after all.
Some logistics providers remain skeptical about how well it will work for ports to weigh containers and transmit the data to carriers on behalf of shippers.