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The Federal Maritime Commission has asked OAKMTOA to provide additional information about their plan to fund weekend gates at the Port of Oakland with a fee on cargo moving through their facilities Monday through Friday.
Containerized cargo declined last month in L.A., grew slightly in Oakland and spiked in Long Beach as East Coast captures market share.
Industry advisors to the Commerce Department are calling on the government to get involved much sooner when contract talks between dockworkers and terminal operators diminish port productivity.
Exports helped drive record throughput in September at the Port of Long Beach, but were the main reason the Port of Oakland experienced a 4.8 percent drop in container volumes.
The derailment of a CSX train carrying Bakken crude, which resulted in a fire that forced the evacuation of hundreds of area residents, was caused by a defect that was missed on two separate inspections, according to the Federal Railroad Administration.
In a response to the ITF recommendations, the International Chamber of Shipping said it prefers a fuel levy, rather than an emissions trading scheme, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping.