The Massachusetts Port Authority said the Conley Terminal will be upgraded with an additional berth and three new cranes, while the Boston Harbor will be dredged to accommodate 12,000-TEU vessels.
The South Korean carrier said certain providers have been charging its customers more than what it would have charged to transport cargo and has tried to intervene, taking its concern up with the Federal Maritime Commission.
The Water Resources Development Act has mostly received bipartisan support, but Democrats in the House are upset that a provision that would have protected Harbor Maintenance Tax receipts from being diverted for other uses was removed from the final draft.
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Several ocean carriers have decided to launch various routes in order to fill the void from Hanjin’s halted operation.
The now insolvent South Korean ocean carrier released a status update Monday on the 97 vessels it operates, which illustrated that 59 of these vessels are still waiting in open sea.
Ed Feitzinger, the former chief executive officer of freight forwarder UTi Worldwide, which was acquired in October by DSV, is now vice president of global logistics at Amazon.