The key objective of the two-week National Transportation Safety Board mission in April will be to locate the voyage data recorder or "black box" dislodged from the TOTE Maritime general cargo vessel when it sank Oct. 1 during Hurricane Joaquin.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board took steps this week to improve safety practices and regulations involving lithium batteries carried by airlines.
The $1.5 million program at the Port of Oakland will provide an incentive to terminals to stay open longer as they handle business relocated from Outer Harbor Terminal.
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Meanwhile, the United States Coast Guard will hold its first Marine Board of Investigation hearing on the largest U.S. maritime tragedy in decades from Feb. 16 through Feb. 26 in Jacksonville, Fla.
China COSCO Holdings Company Ltd., which also owns container carrier COSCO and port terminal operator COSCO Pacific, has made an offer of $402 million for a 67 percent stake in the largest cargo port in Greece.
The Polish Port of Gdansk's newest storage facility obtained a certificate of occupancy Jan. 15.