However, Ryder’s revenues for the quarter rose 7 percent year-over-year, driven by higher fuel costs passed through to customers.
Ships carrying up to 9,800 TEUs can now call terminals west of the Bayonne Bridge without worrying about tidal conditions now that U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York and pilot organizations lifted air draft restrictions.
American Shipper has launched a short survey to collect feedback on how the industry expects to be affected by the new ocean carrier alliances that launched at the beginning of the month.
Registration takes less than 1 minute.
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.
The Prevent Labor Union Slowdowns (PLUS Act), S.702, is sponsored by Senators Jim Risch, R-Idaho; Mike Crapo, R-Idaho; and David Perdue, R-Ga.
In addition to bad weather conditions, rampant overbooking by carriers in the wake of newly restructured vessel sharing alliances is at the root of the delays, according to Nicolas Vittori, overseas network manager at France-based Setcargo.
Experts have attributed the surge in icebergs to unusually strong counter-clockwise winds that are drawing the icebergs south, and possibly from global warming, the Associated Press said.