PortMiami ready to handle new class of mega ships

The manufacturing of massive mega-ships is prompting ports around the world to refit infrastructure to handle the giant vessels, and PortMiami is now set to move into that new era, with its 50 to 52-foot Deep Dredge project and On-dock Intermodal Rail recently being completed, making it the only major logistics hub south of Virginia capable of handling fully loaded post-Panamax vessels. Read More »

Coalition files federal suit alleging new tank-car safety rule lacking

In response to the recent derailments and toxic spills involving trains hauling volatile crude oil, a group made up of representatives from conservation and citizens' groups has sued the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), alleging new safety standards for oil trains recently set by the DOT fail to protect the public. On May 1, the DOT unveiled its final tank-car safety rule, and a week later, a train hauling crude oil burst into flames near Heimdal, North Dakota. Read More »