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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Singapore-based global terminal operator PSA International and ocean carrier CMA CGM of France said they are ready to accept container weight data from shippers.
Forwarders Nippon Express and Globaltransol, as well as forage shipper ACX Global, will submit verified gross mass data through CargoSmart’s platform to comply with upcoming International Maritime Organization regulations.
Due to the deterioration of container freight rates and the subsequent drop in carrier financial results, analysts with Drewry Maritime Equity Research foresee a possible combination of Korean and Japanese carriers.