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Christopher Koch, senior advisor to the World Shipping Council, says container shipping faces a cost-control crusade and “green storm” of environmental regulations.
French ocean carrier CMA CGM issued general rate increases on various trades.
MCI's new factory is the first facility for making refrigerated containers outside of China.
With world leaders convening in Paris for global talks on how to slow climate change, the shipping industry says it is doing its part and ocean carriers say more efforts are underway to lower carbon dioxide output from vessels.
Jamaica will use SOGET's port community system to provide a single platform for submission of key logistics and compliance data as the country looks to grow its container volumes after the completion of the Panama Canal expansion.
While some containers will flow to Portland, others will be loaded on trains in Boardman, Oregon for shipment through Seattle and Tacoma.