The U.S. Department of Transportation is looking into how delays at ports and other loading and unloading facilities may be affecting driver compliance with hours-of-service rules designed to increase safety.
Union Pacific’s failure to maintain its track and equipment resulted in broken and sheared lag bolts, which caused the June 3 derailment of a train near Mosier, Ore., according to a preliminary report from the Federal Railroad Administration.
Meanwhile, the pound slid the most on record to its weakest since 1985, while the yen rallied on demand for haven assets, following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.
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SSA Marine's Oakland International Container Terminal, which has operated nights and Saturdays for two months to ease pressure on busy weekday cargo operations, will stay open three nights a week in a during a four-week trial.
Peter Friedmann accused container lines of bungling the International Maritime Organization's new container weight verification requirement, and said some now realize they face high internal costs unless they offer a more flexible approach.
The ocean carrier attributed the reduction in its carbon dioxide emissions primarily to improvements in operational efficiency, fleet and voyage optimization, technical improvements, as well as more fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly vessels.