transportation

USDA looks at ports to increase export-import capacity

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced plans to increase capacity for exporting chilled and frozen agricultural commodities at the Port of Houston, to help improve service for shippers of U.S. agricultural commodities. The U.S. Department... more »

Biden signs Ocean Shipping Reform Act

President Joe Biden has signed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022, which is designed to ease supply chain challenges leading to port congestion, reduced exports of U.S. agricultural products and higher prices. Biden signed... more »

USDA opens container assistance program amid shipping woes

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin accepting applications for the Commodity Container Assistance Program (CCAP) as the lack of containers adds to supply chain issues. The CCAP currently... more »

Labor shortage at center of delays, stagnation, freight carriers say

On Jan. 6, 2022, there were a record 105 shipping vessels anchored or loitering off the coast of Southern California waiting for openings to dock at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. On... more »

Free training available for Sanitary Transportation Rule

The FDA has announced a set of free online training tools for ground-based food transporters. These new training modules are intended to help carriers meet the requirements of the FDA’s Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal... more »

FDA webinar set for FSMA transportation rule

The FDA will host a webinar on April 25  to discuss pieces of the Food Safety Modernization Act Final Rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food. The webinar will be hosted from 11 a.m. to... more »

FDA releases Sanitary Transportation final rule

The FDA has finalized a new food safety rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that will help to prevent food contamination during transportation. The rule will require those involved in transporting human and... more »

FDA submits FSMA final rule on transportation

The FDA has submitted the sanitary transportation final rule to the Federal Register for publication. The goal of the final rule is “to prevent practices that create food safety risks, such as failure to properly... more »

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