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FMC Chairman Mario Cordero said shippers are complaining about higher PierPass costs and worsening service.
Under the Foreign Supplier Verification Program, importers must verify foreign suppliers are producing food in a manner consistent with U.S. safety standards and they are achieving the same level of food safety as domestic farms and food factories.
The Japanese liner carrier says it is purchasing 5,000 refrigerated containers to take advantage of the growing temperature-controlled ocean transportation market.
The FAST Act, which provides $253 billion in funding over five years for highway and bridge infrastructure, motor carrier safety, hazmat safety, passenger rail programs and transit, now goes to the House and Senate for a full vote.
With world leaders convening in Paris for global talks on how to slow climate change, the shipping industry says it is doing its part and ocean carriers say more efforts are underway to lower carbon dioxide output from vessels.
Jamaica will use SOGET's port community system to provide a single platform for submission of key logistics and compliance data as the country looks to grow its container volumes after the completion of the Panama Canal expansion.