The Swiss-based global logistics services provider will use INTTRA's eVGM product to help its customers meet a container weight verification rule set to go into effect July 1.
Peter Friedmann accused container lines of bungling the International Maritime Organization's new container weight verification requirement, and said some now realize they face high internal costs unless they offer a more flexible approach.
FedEx Corp. completed its $4.9 billion acquisition of TNT Express and will start integrating the European company into its network immediately.
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The 4,650-TEU Safmarine Meru, the first ship on the 2M Alliance's new TP18/Lone Star Express service, had only 400 containers on board, while the other ship, the Northern Jasper, was off-hire, according to Maersk Line officials.
The world's second largest ocean carrier will use software provider INTTRA's eVGM solution to provide a portal for submission of verified container weight data ahead of the International Maritime Organization's July 1 deadline.
The proposed alliance would become a dominant player in the three major east-west trades, beating out total capacity currently offered by the 2M Alliance on those trade lanes, according to an analysis from BlueWater Reporting.