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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A new position paper from the Agriculture Transport Coalition lays out options such as delaying enforcement of the SOLAS verified gross mass requirement or allowing weight variance, and requests a congressional inquiry into the IMO.
Importers, brokers and Customs are behind on software integration and testing of CBP's Automated Commercial Environment and the Feb. 28 deadline for filing entries needs to be postponed to avoid cargo delays in ports, according to the NCBFAA.
European terminal operators say they want implementation guidelines for the new IMO rules requiring shippers to provide the verified gross mass of containers that "do not create competitive distortions between member states."