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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The culture change is designed to create a bottom-up decision-making process that empowers employees and ultimately benefits customers, Executive Director Jim Newsome told American Shipper in a recent interview.
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.
Executive Director Chris Lytle says the Port of Oakland is "deeply disappointed" with the action today by the joint terminal venture between Ports America and TIL, which says the reorganization is part of its "operational wind down" at the port.