The Berkshire Hathaway-owned Class I freight railroad will pay $50,000 in civil penalties related to a March 2015 crude oil train derailment in Galena, Ill., according to a statement from Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
Additional shippers and logistics companies have expressed support on a call for the Federal Maritime Commission to provide guidelines on detention and demurrage charges.
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) is putting its restructuring plans on a shareholders’ meeting agenda for Feb. 27, but HHI workers plan to strike from Feb. 22-27 in attempts to block the meeting.
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The Federal Maritime Commission said Friday it concluded its review of the proposed OCEAN Alliance, allowing the new ocean carrier alliance to take effect Monday, although it is not expected to commence operations until around April 2017.
On a bright note, the port authority said it will be using a $1.6 million grant awarded by the U.S. Maritime Administration to improve the barge program that transports containers between Red Hook in Brooklyn and Port Newark.
Various media reports have speculated the sale of South Korean liner carrier Hanjin Shipping, viewing COSCO and Maersk Line as possible buyers.