October 30, 2014 — Effective January 1, 2015, IANA voting members elected the following individuals to the IANA Board of Directors for a three-year term: David W. Manning, President, Tennessee Express, Inc — At-Large Seat; Jeffrey R. Brashares, Senior Vice President, Sales and National Accounts, TTS, LLC — 3PL Division Seat; James I. Newsome III, President & CEO, South Carolina Ports Authority — Marine Division Seat; and Garry Old, President/CEO, COFC Logistics, LLC — Supplier Division Seat.
October 8, 2014 — In a 4-1 vote, the Federal Maritime Commission approved the 2M vessel-sharing alliance between MSC and Maersk, on which Europe and China had already signed off. Only Commissioner Lidinsky dissented, in favor of an additional 45 day review period. The vote will go into effect October 11.
October 1, 2014 — Federal Maritime Commission Chairmen Lidinsky and Doyle hosted "U.S. Port Congestion: Examining Causes, Impact on Stakeholders, and Exploring Possible Solutions," at the World Trade Center in the Baltimore Inner Harbor. The next forum, focused on South Atlantic ports, is scheduled for Oct. 30 in North Charleston, SC. For more information, please visit the FMC website.