Future safety gains in the freight transportation industry “are being held back by government red tape that stifles innovation and improvement,” according to a new report from the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
The Commerce Department has initiated antidumping and countervailing duty investigations into aluminum foil imports from China.
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has received 18 ocean transportation intermediary license applications and changes for review.
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The International Longshoremen’s Association is calling for a shutdown of ports along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, and a march in Washington.
Redwood Logistics names senior vice president of strategic sales, while Reading & Northern Railroad hires SVP of coal, Port of New Orleans adds a board member and CenterPoint Properties appoints marketing director.
Federal Maritime Commissioner Rebecca Dye said the reduction from four to three major container shipping alliances should decrease rates on the transpacific trade, but the decline could be offset by upward rate pressure due to expected mergers.