The Omaha, Neb. Class I railway applied for a Presidential Permit to operate and maintain the Brownsville West Rail Bypass International Bridge.
Surface Transportation Board Chairman Daniel R. Elliott III will no longer send an annual letter to the industry asking Class I and other railroads to comment on their end-of-year outlook for traffic volumes and operations.
In addition to skipped sailings in the transpacific trade, the G6 Alliance will void one sailing each on its Loop 5 and Loop 7 services between Asia and North Europe and member OOCL will skip another on its EMX loop between Asia and the Mediterranean.
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The World Trade Organization said Russian import duties on paper, refrigerators and palm oil exceeded the amount it had agreed to when it joined the organization in August 2012.
Chinese authorities have said that containers from certain countries shall be subject to effective anti-mosquito treatment in order to prevent the virus from spreading, which has left many shippers concerned.
Representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing met with the director general of China's Inspection and Quarantine Ministry to gain more information about how shippers can comply with China’s requirement that shipments from the nation be mosquito-free.