Department of Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood, sent Congress a report detailing a plan from the Obama administration to spur an alternative shipment system. This system would use barges to carry loaded trailers or containers between US markets, a fuel-efficient and cost-effective way to haul goods.
After President Obama called for a reduction in regulatory burden on US businesses, the American Trucking Associations has come forward with nine rules that the Department of Transportation needs to reconsider.
Japan will be holding their sixth round of dialogue on policies for maritime affairs this Thursday. The ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan will be topping the agenda and is the first bilateral policy dialogue since the crisis.
For the year 2010, global ocean container traffic reached an all-time high of 560 million units. The year-over-year increase of 14.5 percent over 2009 was fueled by the surging volume at Chinese ports.
As the budget debate continues with the Friday deadline looming, many people in the transportation industry are worried about the lack of concern for transportation funding.
– Ben Dundas, Web Analyst