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 United States Coast Guard is scheduled to meet with the Federal Maritime Commission on Feb. 18 to hear shipper concerns about the new verified gross mass requirement enacted by the International Maritime Organization.
Matt Rose, chairman and CEO of BNSF Railway, said a deal between Canadian Pacific and Norfolk Southern is unlikely because it would require buy-in from investors, rail labor, customers and public policy makers.
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The culture change is designed to create a bottom-up decision-making process that empowers employees and ultimately benefits customers, Executive Director Jim Newsome told American Shipper in a recent interview.
Curtis Foltz, current executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, tells American Shipper the ports of Savannah and Brunswick are performing at a high level, making it a good time to hand the reins to current COO Griff Lynch and try something new.
Rail freight volumes in the United States dropped 2.5 percent year-over-year to 28 million carloads and containers in 2015, according to data from the Association of American Railroads.