Separately, the three Japanese ocean carriers - NYK, “K” Line and MOL - on Friday filed an agreement with the Federal Maritime Commission to merge container operations.
The sanctions, pursuant to the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act, will remain in place for two years.
The ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee introduced the Investing in America: A Penny for Progress Act, which aims to raise roughly $500 billion in transportation infrastructure funding via 30-year Treasury bonds.
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Danish shipping company Maersk Line and Chinese e-commerce marketplace Alibaba teamed up to provide sellers direct bookings with the container line, marking another development in the rapidly changing ocean freight procurement space.
The logistics industry should heed past innovators as it grapples with Amazon and Alibaba's clear desire to take greater control of their logistics processes, according to CoLoadX founder Fauad Shariff.
While A.P. Moller-Maersk plans to narrow its focus to transportation and logistics, the foundation that owns a controlling stake in the company will move in its own direction, Ane Maersk Mc-Kinney Uggla said.