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 United States Coast Guard is scheduled to meet with the Federal Maritime Commission on Feb. 18 to hear shipper concerns about the new verified gross mass requirement enacted by the International Maritime Organization.
Matt Rose, chairman and CEO of BNSF Railway, said a deal between Canadian Pacific and Norfolk Southern is unlikely because it would require buy-in from investors, rail labor, customers and public policy makers.
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After ironing out a dispute over taxing Internet access, the Senate is expected to vote this week on a Customs bill supported by industry because of its focus on trade facilitation and enforcement.
The United States Chamber of Commerce says the next item on the nation's trade agenda should be a bilateral free trade agreement with Brazil.
FedEx Ground will locate a new 300,000-square-foot distribution facility at the site of the former Bethlehem Steel plant at Sparrows Point near Baltimore city.