Fleets that purchased optional systems and aerodynamic features for new trucks are averaging more than 7.5 miles per gallon, according to the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.
The voyage data recorder from the U.S.-flag cargo ship that sank Oct. 1, 2015 near the Bahamas was in good condition and revealed bridge audio, weather data and navigational data.
Members of the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission voted in favor of requesting additional information from the four shipping companies planning to create the Ocean Alliance.
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The proposed change would give NVOs and import buyers the ability to directly transmit the Importer Security Filing, which is expected to improve security and eliminate confusion over who should file.
However, chassis lessors oppose the West Coast Marine Terminal Operator Agreement members’ plan to implement a $5 fee on chassis that move in and out of container terminals at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, saying it will cost them $29 million.
The U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security, along with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, have released a new function in the Automated Export System that helps shippers keep track of their export license value thresholds.