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Trade data provider found volumes at East Coast ports rose 15 percent overall in the first half of 2015, benefiting from diversions by carriers from West Coast ports due to congestion issues early in the year.
The Hanjin San Diego lost power near Bald Head Island, NC en route from Port Newark to the Port of Wilmington.
Third-party logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel Group reported higher profits in the first half of the year despite a decline in revenues compared to the same period in 2014.
Meanwhile, drayage drivers at Pacific 9 Transportation continue their strike in an attempt to be reclassified as employee drivers.
The future of the Export-Import Bank is still in doubt because it depends on passage of a long-term transportation bill that is expected to pass the Senate, but which faces strong opposition in the House.
Roadrunner's CEO Mark DiBlasi said the purchase of Stagecoach Cartage will expand its trucking network in the Southwest U.S. and along the Mexican border.