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.
Union Pacific’s failure to maintain its track and equipment resulted in broken and sheared lag bolts, which caused the June 3 derailment of a train near Mosier, Ore., according to a preliminary report from the Federal Railroad Administration.
Meanwhile, the pound slid the most on record to its weakest since 1985, while the yen rallied on demand for haven assets, following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.
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Recently purchased APL parent Neptune Orient Lines couldn’t cut costs fast enough to compete in an increasingly commoditized market, chief executive Ng Yat Chung said in a surprisingly candid interview with Singapore’s Straits Times.
Rampant overcapacity and the resulting price war between carriers in the container shipping market has caused substantial further reductions in contract rates for exporters and importers buying under contract.
The first commercial passage of a neopanamax containership through the new locks and third lane of the canal will occur on Sunday with the 9,472-TEU COSCO Panama.