The United States exported 794,537 net tons of steel in April, a 2.5 percent increase from March, but a year-over-year drop of nearly 6 percent.
The 9,742-TEU containership COSCO Shipping Panama began its historic passage through the expanded waterway, construction of which began back in 2007, Sunday morning.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is looking into how delays at ports and other loading and unloading facilities may be affecting driver compliance with hours-of-service rules designed to increase safety.
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Pacific Maritime Association President and CEO James McKenna said he expects to hear from International Longshore and Warehouse Union this summer on whether it wants to discuss the extension of the five-year labor contract.
In a letter to the Federal Maritime Commission, the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America urged acceptance of an agreement between carriers and six U.S. ports, but noted that shippers shouldn't bear the cost of the regulation.
The South Florida port became the latest seaport to offer shippers the option of using scales at inbound gates to measure container weights on their behalf and relay the information to ocean carriers.