The US secretaries of Transportation and Agriculture are urging ocean carriers to bring more ships to Oakland and Portland so agriculture shippers can get their products to market.
US Transportation Policy
US Transportation Policy
United States Environmental Protection Agency Honors Coalition for Responsible Transportation Members
Menlo's Carl R. Fowler Appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce to Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness
29 Jul 2021
Federal Maritime Commissioner Carl Bentzel is looking into China’s dominance of intermodal equipment manufacturing as a potential risk area for shippers and carriers.
14 Apr 2021
A New York City regulator who established a minimum wage for app-based rideshare drivers has been nominated to head the US truck safety watchdog agency.
07 Apr 2020
A coalition of 80 agricultural shippers is urging the Trump administration to get involved in the detention and demurrage debate now before the Federal Maritime Commission, saying the issue is even more important now amid supply chain disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
13 Feb 2020
The long-promised National Freight Strategic Plan should be about more than highways, groups representing US ports and shippers said this week. The question still is how to pay for freight priorities.
07 Jan 2020
The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement may speed the processing of goods at US borders, but won’t necessarily speed transportation at the congested Mexican border, experts warn. That will require further investment in infrastructure and technology.
07 Oct 2019
The US Surface Transportation Board is urging railroads to work closely with shippers to address concerns about demurrage practices.
14 Aug 2019
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed updates to the hours-of-service regulations covering the trucking industry to increase flexibility and safety on US highways.
28 Nov 2018
Ports are seeking a larger percentage of federal transportation funds, and with good reason: the American Association of Port Authorities has identified $20 billion in multimodal project needs for public port authorities alone.
18 Jun 2018
Brokers and shippers would have the first official checklist to follow when hiring truckers if an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration Act reauthorization passes this year. Supporters believe it’s a step towards ensuring freight is safely moving on highways whereas opponents believe it’s a race to the bottom to find the cheapest transportation that would endanger others.
10 Jan 2018
In particular, the FMCSA will focus on accelerating tests of autonomous vehicle technologies, believing they have the potential to significantly reduce crashes.
27 Nov 2017
William Doyle to resign from Federal Maritime Commission effective Jan. 3.
09 Nov 2017
As non-vessel operating common carriers have expanded their market share, so has pressure to ease restrictions on their ability to offer customized rate and service packages.
26 Oct 2017
European airlines are bystanders in the long simmering “open skies” dispute between US and Gulf airlines that looks like it is about to shoot up to the top of President Trump’s “America First” agenda.
03 Oct 2017
Hearing rebuts attacks on law after Puerto Rico hurricane.
02 Aug 2017
Washington State’s two senators asked in August 2011 for a study of potential cargo diversions after hearing their states’ ports might be losing business to Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
19 Jul 2017
McCain first introduced a Jones Act repeal bill in 2010.
11 Jul 2017
“What information is available today? What information do you need to act?”
30 Jun 2017
Marine terminals are reluctant to jump aboard until they get guarantees on data safety.
18 May 2017
Roughly $4.6 billion is needed at East and Gulf coast ports to remedy pinch points in harbor infrastructure.
02 May 2017
The US Federal Maritime Commissioners voted 4-0 to reject ‘K’-Line, MOL, and NYK Line’s plan to share information with each other ahead of the merging of their container operations in July
16 Mar 2017
“If we get a cut of what they are talking about, it’s going to be devastating.”
10 Feb 2017
Very little is known about Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan.
31 Jan 2017
Rising anti-trade rhetoric from the Trump administration has US East and Gulf Coast ports fearing they won't get money needed for dredging efforts.
13 Jan 2017
A US Commerce Department report published Thursday stressed the benefits of collecting port productivity data.
12 Jan 2017
US shippers hoping Uncle Sam would shine a light on the metrics that impact the reliability and costs of their containerized supply chains are bound for disappointment.
11 Jan 2017
Elaine Chao's measured responses signal shippers and transport providers shouldn’t expect massive infrastructure upgrades soon.
26 Dec 2016
Elaine Chao's pro-business approach could be a big win for motor carriers that have faced a laundry list of regulations under the Obama administration that threaten to tighten capacity and increase shipping rates.
25 Dec 2016
When it comes to big-budget infrastructure spending proposals, US shippers and transportation providers be warned: you’ve been down this road before.
21 Dec 2016
If approved, the agreement between maritime heavyweights would be the first global terminal alliance.
19 Dec 2016
Shippers, truckers, and logistics providers say the industry in the next four years must demand in a unified voice more investment in aging US freight infrastructure.
16 Dec 2016
What does the freight and shipping industry need from Washington?
12 Dec 2016
Here’s what shippers, marine terminals, port authorities, and container lines need to know about the 728-page Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation bill, which covers water infrastructure from irrigation to drinking water projects.
08 Dec 2016
Is Trump truly anti-free trade, and if so, will he also train his eye on the Central America Free Trade Agreement, the decade-old trade pact that was modeled after NAFTA?
06 Dec 2016
A private sector-fueled initiative guided by the US Federal Maritime Commission aims to create a national portal in which key, non-proprietary information is shared with shippers, liners, truckers, and others to reduce port congestion.
05 Dec 2016
House and Senate negotiators Monday released a compromise water infrastructure bill — with some long-anticipated federal dollars for harbor deepening projects at Port Everglades and Charleston — and plan to send it to President Obama’s desk before the end of the week.
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