The Federal Maritime Commission said Friday it concluded its review of the proposed OCEAN Alliance, allowing the new ocean carrier alliance to take effect Monday, although it is not expected to commence operations until around April 2017.
FedEx Express entered into an agreement with Korail Networks to utilize the Korea Train eXpress network to transport time-and temperature-sensitive healthcare shipments.
The Danish liner carrier has resumed service to Iran after a five-year absence and just a year and a half after the Maersk Tigris was fired upon by the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy.
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The International Transport Workers’ Federation criticized the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) saying it was told by CBP that it had concerns crew could try and jump ship due to the Hanjin situation.
Various media reports have speculated the sale of South Korean liner carrier Hanjin Shipping, viewing COSCO and Maersk Line as possible buyers.
The U.S. government in 2015 issued an estimated $804 million in duty drawbacks, less than 10 percent of the amount available to shippers, but upcoming regulatory changes should attract more shippers to the longtime duty refund program.