The Omaha, Neb.-based Class I railway applied for a Presidential Permit to operate and maintain the Brownsville West Rail Bypass International Bridge.
Surface Transportation Board Chairman Daniel R. Elliott III will no longer send an annual letter to the industry asking Class I and other railroads to comment on their end-of-year outlook for traffic volumes and operations.
The London-based shipping research and consulting firm said it forecasts slow growth in the world container fleet of four to five percent per year through 2019.
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Chinese authorities have said that containers from certain countries shall be subject to effective anti-mosquito treatment in order to prevent the virus from spreading, which has left many shippers concerned.
The proposed change would give NVOs and import buyers the ability to directly transmit the Importer Security Filing, which is expected to improve security and eliminate confusion over who should file.
Officials at the Port of Virginia said they can expand barge service to help liner carriers streamline port networks, but the Port of Baltimore said it has advantages that appeal to carriers and shippers.