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Industry officials say there are many practical issues to work out prior to new International Maritime Organization regulations going into effect July 1, 2016.
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero sees the public comment and investigation period as an opportunity to create efficiencies and reduce costs within the ocean liner industry.
Industry groups said they are willing to work with the port to speed cargo through POLB, but expressed concern about how the plan might affect shippers, who want to pick up containers faster but say getting chassis and trucking capacity can be difficult.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said at the conclusion of the JCCT meeting Monday that China indicated it will review 11 biotechnology applications and continue the dialogue on U.S. beef.
Port of Miami Terminal Operating Company, the only non-carrier affiliated terminal, saw its volumes double to 22,225 TEUs, the largest percentage gain among the three container terminals at the South Florida port.