A coalition of 25 business groups has asked the Federal Maritime Commission to address fees imposed when shippers can't pick-up and return cargo, containers and chassis for reasons beyond their control.
A merger of Yang Ming, which is 33 percent owned by the government, with a private company such as Evergreen Line, would be difficult to achieve, contends Chen Ou-po, a member of Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party.
The funds will be dispersed to 32 university transportation centers to advance research and education programs addressing critical transportation challenges in the United States, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement.
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Thousands of chassis in and around the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have containers mounted on them that are either owned or leased by the now insolvent ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping.
A new Visibility Benchmark Study from American Shipper also found that third-party logistics companies have a major problem delineating their cost to provide visibility to shippers.
Many small shippers entering the online retail fray may not be aware that air cargo-specific hazardous materials transportation regulations even exist, let alone apply to their products.