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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Troubled South Korean ocean carrier Hyundai Merchant Marine is disputing press reports that it might be required to merge with fellow state-run line Hanjin Shipping in order to gain entry into the new east-west vessel sharing agreement.
The company plans to accept the weights that clients provide as certified, but if clients are not able to provide the certified weight, it will weigh the cargo on their behalf.
Making trade easier for companies in the United States is important, but the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is as much about the nation's strategic interests in Asia.