At a briefing in Washington, D.C., Singapore's ambassador to the Unites States Ashok Kumar Mirpuri said trade is what plugs in smaller economies and opens selling opportunities for United States firms.
A CSX freight train carrying hazardous materials went off the rails along a busy route in Northeast Washington, D.C. early Sunday morning, spilling sodium hydroxide and forcing the suspension of service on the Metro’s Red Line.
More than 100 neopanamax ships have already made reservations to transit the waterway's new larger locks following the historic inauguration and first voyage, according to the Panama Canal Administration.
Registration takes less than 1 minute.
Federal Maritime Commissioner William P. Doyle praised the statement from ocean carrier group OCEMA, but noted officials "still need to address an important liability issue for the shippers" in order to implement new verified gross mass requirements.
House lawmakers brushed aside calls at a hearing to slow implementation of the Verified Gross Mass rule, while other shippers said compliance should be straightforward.
The Port of Charleston was moving some containers off terminals in assembly-line fashion well before the "free flow" process became an accepted industry strategy for reducing truck delays.