US Transportation Policy

US Transportation Policy

01 Apr 2015
Despite the growing risk of cyberattacks to the maritime industry, there is no international or U.S. framework for how ports and carriers can protect themselves and/or respond it they are infiltrated. The Coast Guard plans to help change that.
31 Mar 2015
In 20 years as head of United Arab Shipping Co.’s North American business, Anil Jay Vitarana saw growth in ship sizes and container volume. But he says one thing hasn’t changed: Carriers’ profitability remains too low to ensure needed investment and to attract bright young people.
20 Mar 2015
If passed, a reintroduced U.S. Senate bill could help shippers gain faster relief from railroads, both in terms of service and rate challenges.
17 Mar 2015
The trek toward full funding of for U.S. ports can look a lot like one step forward and two steps back.
16 Mar 2015
A coalition of road builders and highway users struck out against the idea of “devolving” responsibility for su
11 Mar 2015
After a banner year for freight and an unexpected tax revenue boost, U.S. inland waterways could see shovels in the ground on a list of long-overdue projects in the coming year, helping shippers move their commodities more efficiently.
03 Mar 2015
The third-ranking Senate Republican on Tuesday floated the idea of putting unionized port employees under the purview of the Railway Labor Act, a move proponents say would prevent longshore labor showdowns like those seen seen on the U.S West Coast in recent months.
25 Feb 2015
The Obama administration is discussing a plan that U.S.-flag carriers fear will further reduce their ability to carry food aid shipments financed by government agencies.
25 Feb 2015
Merely suggesting that U.S. domestic ships might be built overseas is enough to jeopardize U.S. orders for ships in Jones Act trades, U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen told a congressional budget hearing Wednesday.
17 Feb 2015
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez’s meetings with West Coast longshore union and employer negotiators have generated hope, skepticism — and questions.
14 Feb 2015
President Obama is sending Labor Secretary Tom Perez to California to meet with International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association negotiators to help them reach a contract as West Coast congestion nears a breaking point.
10 Feb 2015
The U.S. Congress on Tuesday shone a rare light on growing West Coast port congestion, but despite legislators’ concern that American exports are losing market share as a result, there’s little they can do currently but do what many others have already done many times: urge dockworks and waterfront employers to reach a deal.