APL said it plans to hike refrigerated container rates globally by $1,500 on Jan. 7.
"Rates are currently at
unsustainable levels, and we face the challenge of escalating
operational costs, which show no signs of abating," the Singapore-based carrier said.
APL's action follows similar decisions to hike reefer rates by other carriers, including Maersk.
Councilman believes ports have taken "another step closer to a lockout."
MOL: Cargo volumes to Asia showed weak growth; north-south trades see "substantial downswing"
Liner carriers in the transpacific say they will begin to impose a $1,000-per-FEU surcharge on Monday.
BlueWater Reporting shows 15 of 25 services have some sort of schedule disruption to Oakland, reflecting how delays in Los Angeles and Long Beach have impacted carrier schedules.
Centralized industry offices will be able to uniformly process import documents better than ports.
Bureau of Industry and Security said its amended rules reflect the ongoing export control progress made between the United States and India.