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The MacArthur Lock, one of the two actively used locks that enable ships to travel between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes, will be closed for at least 10 days due to a malfunctioning gate.
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) said "water filtration" issues were discovered during testing of the new Pacific locks.
International volumes are growing three times faster than domestic intermodal business, according to the Intermodal Association of North America.
An informal poll of private carriers by Stifel's transportation group found that carriers have been able to push through contract price increases in the 4 to 8 percent range despite lower than expected demand.
CMA CGM, UASC and CSCL, members of the Ocean3 Alliance, have added vessels and increased total rotation time on its Asia-North Europe AEX7/AEC8 and Asia-Mediterranean MEX loops, according to BlueWater Reporting.
A new whitepaper by American Shipper, in collaboration with the Virginia Maritime Association, tackles some of the thorny problems behind cargo delays at key U.S. ports.