Archive for News – Page 2

League Joins STB Filing against Changes to Bill of Lading

The League has joined with the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council to challenge a recent move that shifted the burden of proof of liability from carriers to shippers. READ MORE

 

League Rebuts Railroads’ STB Argument in Op-ed Piece

NITL Executive Director Jennifer Hedrick laid out the rationale for the League’s fight for competitive switching in an op-ed article in this week’s issue of Transportation Weekly. READ MORE

 

League Meets with Maritime Commission to Discuss Hanjin Bankruptcy

NITL staff met with officials from the Federal Maritime Commission on September 8 to share League members’ concerns about the impact of Hanjin Shipping’s collapse. READ MORE

 

League Provides Guidance on Hanjin Bankruptcy

Shippers around the world are reeling from the news of Hanjin Shipping’s declaration of bankruptcy in South Korea last week. READ MORE

League Informs STB of Broad Support for Revoking Commodity Exemptions

NITL has filed extensive comments with the Surface Transportation Board demonstrating widespread support for revoking regulatory exemptions for certain commodities transported by rail. READ MORE

China Requiring Planes and Ships from U.S. to Treat for Zika

All airborne and marine vessels originating in the United States and bound for China must provide proof of disinsection at the Chinese port to help reduce the risk of transmitting the Zika virus. READ MORE

DHS Sidesteps Call to Ask Congress to Reconsider Scanning Mandate

The Department of Homeland Security “remains committed” to the objectives of the 2006 SAFE Port Act and its mandate for 100 percent scanning of all U.S.-bound maritime cargo containers, despite a plea to urge Congress to rethink the approach. READ MORE

Contributions Sought for Baton Rouge Flood Cleanup

This week, NITL received word about a critical need facing residents and businesses of Baton Rouge as they clean up from the disastrous flood: space to store their belongings. READ MORE

‘Vacuum Tube’ Technology to be Tested on Freight at Dubai Port

Port terminal operator DP World has signed a contract with California-based Hyperloop One to explore the viability of transporting cargo in suspended capsules through low-pressure tubes. READ MORE

Surface Transportation Law Rules Coming Under Fire

Two separate proposals related to the 2012 surface transportation reauthorization law are being challenged by associations representing state departments of transportation and highway construction contractors, respectively. READ MORE