Although exports from Japan in September fell 6.9 percent from a year prior to 5.97 trillion yen, the decline was not as sharp as analysts had projected.
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.
PierPass, whose members consist of the 13 container terminals at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, held a workshop last Thursday to evaluate extended gate options.
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Following the recent collapse of Hanjin Shipping, “there will be a wave of consolidation” in the industry and CMA CGM could participate even after its recent purchase of APL parent Neptune Orient Lines, according to vice chairman Rodolphe Saadé.
The United States’ largest independent marine terminal operator and stevedore company, Ports America, has merged its breakbulk operations at the Port of Houston with Cooper/T. Smith, forming a new joint venture called Cooper/Ports America, LLC.
The International Longshoremen's Association has reversed an earlier decision, and agreed to once again work ships operated by the now insolvent South Korean ocean carrier.