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 United States Coast Guard is scheduled to meet with the Federal Maritime Commission on Feb. 18 to hear shipper concerns about the new verified gross mass requirement enacted by the International Maritime Organization.
Matt Rose, chairman and CEO of BNSF Railway, said a deal between Canadian Pacific and Norfolk Southern is unlikely because it would require buy-in from investors, rail labor, customers and public policy makers.
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An Amazon China unit has registered as a non-vessel-operating common carrier with the Federal Maritime Commission, a move that could make it easier for third party companies to sell goods through the e-commerce giant's "Marketplace."
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has asked that trucks not be sent to terminals after dockworkers reportedly walked off the job Friday morning.
The Northern California port says there is ample capacity to absorb cargo business at other Oakland terminals after a "unilateral" decision to depart by the joint operators of Outer Harbor Terminal LLC.