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The Port of Baltimore told American Shipper it will offer ocean carriers financial incentives to use rail for inland moves.
The Federal Maritime Commission's report was based on feedback from industry leaders at four public forums held around the country to gauge the impacts of port congestion and examine possible solutions going forward.
The ocean carrier has implemented similar fees in other regions, and says the switch to electronic bookings is crucial for data accuracy and customer responsiveness.
Neptune Orient Lines, parent of ocean carrier APL, is "totally focused" on returning the liner business to profitability, NOL CEO Ng Yat Chung said during a call with securities analysts.
Descartes will link trade compliance data and documentation from its Global Logistics Network to SAP's transportation management application for better shipment visibility for SAP's TM customers.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis also revised a previous prediction of a 0.2 percent decrease in first quarter gross domestic product to a 0.6 percent increase.