New Yorker trucking group sues to stop Manhattan congestion fee

The Trucking Association of New York has filed a federal lawsuit against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in hopes of halting the congestion fee for those driving into Manhattan.

The suit, filed Thursday in the Southern District of New York, hopes to prevent the first-of-its-kind toll from going into effect June 30.

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Ocean rates skyrocket, reflecting cautionary market

May spot prices for ocean shipments from Asia to North America are approaching $5,000 per 40-foot equivalent unit, Freightos reported this week, as Red Sea conflicts and labor uncertainty at East Coast ports affect market dynamics.

Ocean rates from Asia to the U.S. West Coast rose 13% week over week to $4,917 per FEU, as of May 28, surging 70% from April’s lowest rate of $2,911 per FEU.

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Amazon to expand U.S. drone service after getting regulator’s nod Inc.’s Prime Air drone program has been cleared by U.S. regulators to fly devices beyond the visual line of sight of pilots, increasing range and giving more customers access to the service. 

The approval, which means pilots won’t need to be able to see the drones with their own eyes, will allow Prime Air to scale deliveries in the U.S., Amazon said on its website on May 30.

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