The United States exported 794,537 net tons of steel in April, a 2.5 percent increase from March, but a year-over-year drop of nearly 6 percent.
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.
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Rail theft has emerged as a more prevalent problem in Mexico, primarily in the states of Guanajuato and Querétaro, while fuel theft across the nation has also increased.
The National Transportation Safety Board will attempt to retrieve the El Faro's voyage data recorder in July, which is located in about 15,000 feet of water near the Bahamas.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration ordered NFI Interactive Logistics to reinstate the driver and pay $276,870 in damages for violating the anti-retaliation provisions of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act.