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Rickmers-Linie, Schneider and U.S. Bank Corporate Payment Systems name chief officers, while NYK Ports and ABP appoint business directors.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping, whose agenda in the U.S. includes commercial issues, Wednesday met with CEOs from Boeing, Apple and Cisco in Seattle on his way to visit President Obama in Washington, D.C. on Friday.
Search and rescue efforts are now focused on finding survivors from the 33 crew members who were on board the Jacksonville-Puerto Rico container and roll-on/roll-off vessel operated by TOTE Maritime, formerly Sea Star Line.
Exports helped drive record throughput in September at the Port of Long Beach, but were the main reason the Port of Oakland experienced a 4.8 percent drop in container volumes.
The derailment of a CSX train carrying Bakken crude, which resulted in a fire that forced the evacuation of hundreds of area residents, was caused by a defect that was missed on two separate inspections, according to the Federal Railroad Administration.
In a response to the ITF recommendations, the International Chamber of Shipping said it prefers a fuel levy, rather than an emissions trading scheme, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping.