Jacksonville company to handle Army work at Sunny Point, North Carolina


National Transportation Safety Board engineer Douglas Mansel begins the process of disassembling El Faro’s voyage data recorder capsule Aug. 9, 2016 aboard the USNS Apache.
Investigators have collected 26 hours of information from the voyage data recorder of El Faro.

Two different parts of the federal government, the Commerce Department and Department of Transportation, are looking into the issue of productivity at U.S. ports.

The U.S. federal government, with the help of shippers and others, is trying to come to grips with how to improve port productivity.


Tighter global emission standards on container ships are giving birth to a new vessel type designed specifically to ply the Irish Sea.

Containers from more than 30 countries and the U.S. that have recorded cases of the Zika virus are now subject to extra scrutiny from Chinese regulators.
Many U.S. exporters are still confused  about how to meet Chinese rules aimed at preventing the spread of the Zika virus.

Higher-than-normal inventories continue to drag on U.S. trucking demand.
U.S. for-hire truck tonnage in July rose at the slowest pace of 2016 on a year-over-year basis.

Although as a less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line is somewhat less exposed to the driver shortage than truckload companies, the North Carolina-based trucker is paying close attention to the issue.
The long-anticipated, much-discussed truck driver shortage could surface again as a major problem as early as next year.

A new white paper commissioned by the Van Horne Institute and completed by JOC outlines how Canada can build on its success in creating inland ports.

It could be some time before Cuban container cranes, such as these pictured in Havana, start lifting more volumes bound for international markets.
Commercial shipping's opportunities to do business with Cuba are unlikely to significantly improve until at least February 2018.