U.S. Customs and Border Protection has created a dedicated team to monitor violations of coastwise shipping rules as supporters tout the Jones Act's homeland security benefits.
Major freight railroads in the United States employed 152,426 workers as of the middle of June 2016, down 0.2 percent from the previous month and 11.55 percent year-over-year, according to data from the Surface Transportation Board.
The 8,530-TEU CSCL container vessel Xin Fei Zhou scraped its side against the wall of one of the recently inaugurated locks of the important Central American waterway, according to a report from the Associated Press.
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Two trade associations - the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association (FIATA) - will roll out the new IATA-FIATA Air Cargo Program in phases, beginning in early 2017.
German ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd reached an agreement with United Arab Shipping Company on a merger that would make Hapag-Lloyd the fifth largest container carrier in the world.
The massive $5.3 billion project comes with “considerable safety concerns,” which could lead to accidents and delays for shippers and higher claims for insurers, according to a new report from the London-based risk management consultancy.