Container ship lacked backup system to avoid Baltimore bridge strike

Cargo vessels are not equipped with backup power sufficient to avoid situations such as the one in March when the container ship Dali struck and collapsed Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge, the country’s top transportation safety investigator told lawmakers.

Testifying before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday, National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennfier Homendy said the backup generator that kicked in after the Dali lost power roughly half a mile from the bridge restored emergency lighting, navigation functions, radio equipment, alarms and a steering pump that allowed for low-speed, limited rudder movements.

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DHL Supply Chain names new CEO of North America

DHL Supply Chain named Patrick Kelleher CEO of North America, effective July 1, according to an April 30 press release. Kelleher will succeed Scott Sureddin, who will retire in December after more than 20 years of service.

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Many food producers ‘Not ready’ for traceability legislation

As different food traceability regulations and legislations roll out across the globe – from the updated FSMA 24 in the U.S. to the European Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) in Europe – the food sector still appears unprepared for full traceability in the food supply chain, according to Foods Connected, a food industry software company.

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