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 Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board took steps this week to improve safety practices and regulations involving lithium batteries carried by airlines.
The $1.5 million program at the Port of Oakland will provide an incentive to terminals to stay open longer as they handle business relocated from Outer Harbor Terminal.
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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.
The Massachusetts Port Authority has promoted Lisa Wieland from acting port director to port director.
Curtis Foltz, current executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, tells American Shipper the ports of Savannah and Brunswick are performing at a high level, making it a good time to hand the reins to current COO Griff Lynch and try something new.