The Georgia Ports Authority handled 3 million tons of cargo in January, with bulk cargo at the Port of Brunswick more than doubling January 2016 figures.
The Agriculture Transportation Coalition, National Industrial Transportation League and National Retail Federation expressed concerns over a threatened work stoppage at East and Gulf Coast ports by members of the International Longshoremen's Association.
Waymo, the automated vehicle subsidiary of Google parent Alphabet, has filed a lawsuit against Uber, alleging intellectual property theft and patent infringement by the co-founder of its recently purchased self-driving technology provider Otto.
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Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch said the Port of Savannah is quickly recovering from Hurricane Matthew, but cargo vessels are unable to reach the port until navigational aids are repaired.
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has received 16 ocean transportation intermediary license applications and changes for review.
The U.S. maritime regulator granted the five-member ocean carrier alliance approval to take effect Dec. 19.