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Trade data provider found volumes at East Coast ports rose 15 percent overall in the first half of 2015, benefiting from diversions by carriers from West Coast ports due to congestion issues early in the year.
Third-party logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel Group reported higher profits in the first half of the year despite a decline in revenues compared to the same period in 2014.
The Port of Oakland attributed the decline in volumes primarily to reduced exports, as import volumes grew for the fourth consecutive month.
The U.S. State Department Monday released its annual “Trafficking in Persons Report” for 2015, in which it removed Trans-Pacific Partnership member Malaysia from its list of the worst offenders in the areas of human trafficking and slavery.
Meanwhile, drayage drivers at Pacific 9 Transportation continue their strike in an attempt to be reclassified as employee drivers.
The future of the Export-Import Bank is still in doubt because it depends on passage of a long-term transportation bill that is expected to pass the Senate, but which faces strong opposition in the House.