The key objective of the two-week National Transportation Safety Board mission in April will be to locate the voyage data recorder or "black box" dislodged from the TOTE Maritime general cargo vessel when it sank Oct. 1 during Hurricane Joaquin.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board took steps this week to improve safety practices and regulations involving lithium batteries carried by airlines.
The $1.5 million program at the Port of Oakland will provide an incentive to terminals to stay open longer as they handle business relocated from Outer Harbor Terminal.
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A group of stakeholders at the Northern California port that includes cargo owners, terminal operators and labor representatives is exploring ways to measure turn time for drayage truckers as well as considering a possible appointment system.
A new position paper from the Agriculture Transport Coalition lays out options such as delaying enforcement of the SOLAS verified gross mass requirement or allowing weight variance, and requests a congressional inquiry into the IMO.
Decelerating demand growth and continuing expansion of new shipping capacity has led to new lows for freight rates on mainstream shipping routes, according to a profit warning from ocean carrier CSCL.