July 8 — PierPass announced a 1.9 percent increase in the Traffic Mitigation Fee at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, scheduled to take effect on Aug. 8, 2016. Read the PierPass news post here.
July 5 — USDOT announced the 18 projects selected to receive a total of $759 million in fiscal year 2016 through the FASTLANE program, including the Atlantic Gateway (VA); the Cross Harbor Freight Program (NY); and the Port of Savannah International Multi-Modal Connector (GA). See the project list here.
June 28 — The U.S. Senate confirmed the following nominees to serve as Federal Maritime Commissioners: Rebecca F. Dye, Michael A. Khouri and Daniel B. Maffei, who will replace Richard Lidinsky. Read the press release here.
June 28 — The U.S. Department of Commerce issued an affirmative preliminary determination in its countervailing duty investigations of truck and bus tire imports from China, along with its calculation of preliminary subsidy rates. A countervailable subsidy is financial assistance from foreign governments that benefits the production of goods from foreign companies. The affirmative determination allows the Customs and Border Protection to begin collecting cash deposits based on the subsidy rates, while the final investigation proceeds. Read the fact sheet here.
June 16 — BNSF’s Matt Rose will deliver a keynote address on Sept. 20 at this year’s Intermodal EXPO 2016. Read the press release.
June 15 — Total intermodal volumes fell 6.5% in May relative to the same period last year, and year-to-date volumes through May decreased by 1.9%. See the Data & Statistics page for information on subscribing to the Intermodal Market Trends and Statistics report.
June 14 — The Bureau of Transportation Statistics announced the first Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group public meeting will be held on July 15 at the USDOT. Read the Federal Register Notice.
June 13 — The 2016 O&M Business Meeting presentations are now posted on the event page.