The 9,742-TEU containership COSCO Shipping Panama began its historic passage through the expanded waterway, construction of which began back in 2007, Sunday morning.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is looking into how delays at ports and other loading and unloading facilities may be affecting driver compliance with hours-of-service rules designed to increase safety.
Union Pacific’s failure to maintain its track and equipment resulted in broken and sheared lag bolts, which caused the June 3 derailment of a train near Mosier, Ore., according to a preliminary report from the Federal Railroad Administration.
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The Calgary-based Class I railroad cited lower-than-anticipated bulk volumes, the devastating wildfires in northern Alberta and a strengthening Canadian dollar as the primary reasons for the downward revision in earnings expectations.
Meanwhile, the struggling South Korean ocean carrier said in a statement Sunday it expects to reach an agreement with ship owners regarding charter rate renegotiations “soon.”
The French ocean carrier reported it will pay 1.3 Singapore dollars (U.S. $0.94) for the Neptune Orient Lines' shares it does not already own, control or has agreed to acquire.