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Maffei, a former U.S. Representative for New York, will take the place of current Commissioner Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr., according to a statement from the White House.
United States gross domestic product (GDP) grew 2.1 percent in the third quarter, according to the Commerce Department's second estimate, but truck tonnage remains relatively flat amid weak industrial and manufacturing output.
FMC Chairman Mario Cordero said shippers are complaining about higher PierPass costs and worsening service.
With world leaders convening in Paris for global talks on how to slow climate change, the shipping industry says it is doing its part and ocean carriers say more efforts are underway to lower carbon dioxide output from vessels.
Jamaica will use SOGET's port community system to provide a single platform for submission of key logistics and compliance data as the country looks to grow its container volumes after the completion of the Panama Canal expansion.
While some containers will flow to Portland, others will be loaded on trains in Boardman, Oregon for shipment through Seattle and Tacoma.