The 9,742-TEU containership COSCO Shipping Panama began its historic passage through the expanded waterway, construction of which began back in 2007, Sunday morning.
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.
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However, the International Maritime Organization's Maritime Safety Committee said there should be no delay in the implementation of the verified gross mass rule.
Singapore-based global terminal operator PSA International and ocean carrier CMA CGM of France said they are ready to accept container weight data from shippers.
South Korean ocean carrier Hyundai Merchant Marine signed a charter rate negotiation agreement with five containership owners for a charter rate reduction of about 20 percent.