A report issued today by the AASHTO and the AAPA said the FAST Act has brought ports and cargo fully into the surface transportation network and has given the nation a dedicated federal freight program for the first time ever.
The London-based shipping research and consulting firm said expenses have been cut to the bone in the past two years, so increases would not be unexpected.
Marseilles, France-based ocean carrier CMA CGM said that since Oct. 17, U.S. Lines’ services have been rebranded as ANL on the Oceania trades and APL on the transpacific trades.
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The U.S. government in 2015 issued an estimated $804 million in duty drawbacks, less than 10 percent of the amount available to shippers, but upcoming regulatory changes should attract more shippers to the longtime duty refund program.
Fighting global warming on several fronts, the White House recently issued new rules to rein in emissions of heavy-duty commercial vehicles, scheduled to go into effect in 2018.
Major container ports in the United States handled 1.63 million TEUs in July, up 3.2 percent from June and 0.7 percent from July 2015, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.