Canada's Transport Minister Marc Garneau has moved up the deadline for phasing out the use of older DOT-111 tank cars for crude-by-rail transport, according to the Canadian government department responsible for transportation policies and programs.
Although the non-asset-based third-party logistics provider saw revenues fall 6.9 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2016 to $3.3 billion, net income rose 4.3 percent year-over-year to $143.1 million.
The Port of Long Beach Harbor Commission President has been re-elected, while TIACA appoints European Shippers' Council chairman to its board.
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After a weak first quarter in 2016, east-west capacity rebounded slightly in advance of the traditional summer peak season, but overcapacity, decreased volumes and low rates continued to drive carriers into the ever-changing alliance game.
The expanded Panama Canal locks, which just opened June 26 to handle vessels up to 14,000 TEUs, are expected to reshape U.S. East Coast port operations.
Terminal operators at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach announced an increase to the Traffic Mitigation Fee, which is collected on cargo moving through terminals during peak hours.