A ship carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States became the first LNG carrier to pass through the enlarged Panama Canal on Monday.
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.
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REZ-1, Inc., a provider of asset management, equipment reservation, billing and reload services to the domestic intermodal industry, has agreed to purchase cloud-based logistics and transportation management solutions provider International Asset Systems.
The intermodal center, which is scheduled to commence operations in the late summer of 2018, will enable shippers from surrounding states to more easily reach the Port of Savannah by rail instead of truck, the Georgia Ports Authority said.
Federal Maritime Commissioner Richard A. Lidinsky Jr. said that ports in the United States must continue to expand and improve to handle rising container volumes in order to stay competitive with neighboring foreign ports.