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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The U.S. government in 2015 issued an estimated $804 million in duty drawbacks, less than 10 percent of the amount available to shippers, but upcoming regulatory changes should attract more shippers to the longtime duty refund program.
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.
Association of American Railroads President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger said a report released by the Surface Transportation Board shows that changes to the existing regulatory structure would not benefit the larger transportation system.