The 9,742-TEU containership COSCO Shipping Panama began its historic passage through the expanded waterway, construction of which began back in 2007, Sunday morning.
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.
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The mid-Atlantic port will now weigh export containers on scales near the gates and provide the measurement to shipping lines according to longstanding protocols.
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.
An American Shipper report released Tuesday found that nearly three-quarters of shippers and forwarders believe they will have containers held when the new verified gross mass mandate kicks in July 1.