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Farmer takes office as IANA chair

Katie Farmer, group vice president of consumer products at BNSF Railway, has taken office as the first woman to chair the Intermodal Association of North America’s board of directors.

Farmer succeeded Phil Shook, director of intermodal at C.H. Robinson, who remains on the board.

Trucker Kevin Lhotak, president of Reliable Transportation Specialists, Inc., was named […]


ILA President Harold Daggett Reaffirms Full Support To ILWU In Negotiations

ILA President Harold Daggett Reaffirms Full Support To ILWU In Negotiations; Attempts to Divert Cargo To ILA Ports Will Fail, ILA Leader Tells Shippers

NORTH BERGEN, NJ – (January 23, 2015) – Harold J. Daggett, President, International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO expressed strong support and solidarity of his entire membership to the members of the […]


Shippers land $147,000 in fines for violating marine fuel sulfur regulations

China Shipping was one of the four shipping lines that incurred the fines.

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA) has announced that its Air Resources Board (ARB) had fined four shippers a combined $146,719 for failing to adhere to the U.S. state’s marine fuel regulations.

CEPA listed the companies found to be in non-compliance as […]