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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Annual costs at container lines have increased a combined $500 million due to new sulfur emissions rules requiring vessels to use more expensive fuel, according to a report released last week by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Rail theft has emerged as a more prevalent problem in Mexico, primarily in the states of Guanajuato and Querétaro, while fuel theft across the nation has also increased.
Meanwhile, the state of Georgia dedicated a new road connecting the Port of Savannah to I-95, saying it will speed cargo flow and improve safety.