A new port navigation system consisting of 12 off-shore buoys and two land-based range markers, will allow for night time operations at the Liberian port for the first time in three decades, APM Terminals said in a statement.
The agriculture shipper advocate praised container weighing methods recently outlined by the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association and G6 Alliance carriers, saying terminals nationwide should adopt similar methods.
The Port of Oakland commissioners have unanimously awarded Executive Director Chris Lytle a new three-year contract, keeping him on board through July 2019.
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The Port of Savannah will weigh export containers at no cost to help shippers comply with new International Maritime Organization requirements for providing verified gross mass data to carriers.
However, the International Maritime Organization's Maritime Safety Committee said there should be no delay in the implementation of the verified gross mass rule.
Neither Ports America nor owner Oaktree Capital will discuss a possible sale of the nation's largest port terminal operator, but Yildirim Holdings President Robert Yildirim said talks have advanced to the "second round."