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.
Parcel giant UPS has joined the chorus of voices opposing a tie-up between Canadian Pacific and Norfolk Southern, sending a letter to the U.S. Surface Transportation Board that says a merger would hurt intermodal service levels and increase costs.
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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.
Danish shipping giant A.P. Møller-Maersk’s stock has fallen dramatically in the past year as weak global trade growth has hurt its container shipping business and plunging crude prices have affected its normally reliable oil revenues.
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."