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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The Port of Oakland has indicated officials are negotiating with TraPac, but said its other terminals will handle former OHT cargo and expects no diversion as a result of decision by TIL and Ports America to end operations at the port.
The Hong Kong-based ocean carrier Orient Overseas Container Line said its overall revenue per TEU in the fourth quarter of 2015 fell 17.3 percent compared to the same quarter a year ago.
The French ocean carrier has doubled the size of its offices on Reunion Island, and plans to make the overseas French department its hub in the Indian Ocean.