US fast-track trade bill clears key hurdle in Senate

Legislation key to sealing a Pacific trade pact passed another important test in the U.S. Senate, boosting hopes for a deal that is central to President Barack Obama's strategic shift toward Asia...

Reuters | May 21, 2015 | International Trade

AAR says oil-by-rail volumes dropped almost 12% in first quarter

Crude oil shipments by top U.S. railroads fell nearly 12 percent in the first quarter of this year from the previous three months, the American Association of Railroads said, a drop likely tied to refinery work on coastal plants...

Reuters | May 21, 2015 | Intermodal

Pacific Maritime Association members ratify new five-year contract

The members of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new five-year contract with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union. The contract, if ratified by the ILWU, is retroactive to July 1, 2014 and runs through June 30, 2019...

AJOT | May 21, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

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