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FMCSA admin says HOS reforms on track and urges ELD use ahead of deadline; IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap could cost up to $10b per analysts; Jacksonville deepening could be done by 2023; 2020 deadline highlights carrier malaise

We thought you might be interested in the following “Transportation Happenings” for the week ending March 1st, 2019:

  1. At a recent conference in Dallas the FMCSA administrator Ray Martinez stated that the HOS reforms are on track, and also suggested all who are still working with AOBRDs should get their ELDs ahead of the December 16th deadline.
  2. The International Maritime Organization’s 2020 0.5% sulphur cap could prove financially difficult, to the tune of up to $10 billion, according to AlixPartners.
  3. Jacksonville’s deepening project could be finished in 2023, two years ahead of schedule.
  4. The looming IMO 2020 deadline is putting further strain on the existing malaise of the container carrier industry.

 

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