The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, has appointed members to the Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group, as specified in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The Working Group is to make recommendations on nationally consistent measures of port capacity and throughput and a process to collect timely and consistent data.
The Working Group consists of government officials and representatives from labor and industry. The Working Group’s first meeting is scheduled for July 15, and a report on the top 25 ports is due to Congress no later than January 15,
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s, Bureau of Transportation Statistics
In other news, a new all water – Panama Canal – service from Asia to Houston has been announced by Gulf Winds, detail available at: http://www.gwii.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/NewAllWaterService_2016.pdf
Also, further to our June 8 Bulletin, Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT) has advised the effective date for the $30.00 flat-fee on all loaded import and export containers to support their four night a week night gate program will be June 27.