Helen Delich Bentley, who represented Maryland's 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1985-1995 and served on the Federal Maritime Commission from 1969-1975, reported her health has improved.
The London-based shipping consultant reported that OOCL of Japan was the most reliable container shipping carrier in May, with an on-time performance score of 81.1 percent.
An American Shipper poll of shippers and forwarders revealed that nearly 90 percent believe at least some cargo will be delayed by the verified gross mass rule that went into effect globally today.
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United States GDP grew slightly more than initially expected in the first quarter of 2016, but durable goods orders fell in May, according to the most recent data from the Department of Commerce.
Trade associations on both sides of the Atlantic urged duty-free treatment for footwear and other steps to make it easier to sell shoes between the United States and the European Union.
Continued weighing at port facilities might provide a convenient way for exporters to comply with the upcoming International Maritime Organization verified gross mass container weight regulations due to go into effect at the beginning of next month.