The mid-Atlantic port handled 2.56 million tons of general cargo during the first quarter of 2017, up 5 percent year-over-year, primarily due to an increase in car and container throughput.
The Building and Renewing Infrastructure for Development and Growth in Employment (BRIDGE) Act is sponsored by U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Mark Warner, D-Va.
London-based Shipamax, a participant in the logistics technology accelerator Dynamo's initial program last year, is aiming to digitize dry bulk broker processes.
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The consolidation from four major east-west container carrier alliances to three is designed to improve operational efficiency and profitability for the carriers, but it may also limit service options for shippers and increase total landed costs.
The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017 and the Maritime Administration Authorization and Enhancement Act for Fiscal Year 2018 were among six bills approved by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Thursday.
The global logistics startup Haven was previously known as an ocean freight marketplace, but used that platform as data discovery to build a collaborative workflow system.