October 8, 2014 — In a 4-1 vote, the Federal Maritime Commission approved the 2M vessel-sharing alliance between MSC and Maersk, on which Europe and China had already signed off. Only Commissioner Lidinsky dissented, in favor of an additional 45 day review period. The vote will go into effect October 11.
October 1, 2014 — Federal Maritime Commission Chairmen Lidinsky and Doyle hosted "U.S. Port Congestion: Examining Causes, Impact on Stakeholders, and Exploring Possible Solutions," at the World Trade Center in the Baltimore Inner Harbor. The next forum, focused on South Atlantic ports, is scheduled for Oct. 30 in North Charleston, SC. For more information, please visit the FMC website.
September 12, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $600 million in funding for 72 recipients through the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) 2014 program. IANA members receiving grants are the Florida Department of Transportation ($20 million), the Port of Seattle ($20 million), the South Carolina Ports Authority ($11 million) and the Virginia Port Authority ($15 million). For more information on the program and projects click here.