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Federal Maritime Commissioner Doyle and shipper groups say they want more details on the Port of Oakland's plan to help relieve congestion by opening facilities on Saturdays and charging peak usage fees.
Officials in the Chinese city are curbing the movement of petroleum and other chemicals through the port while the investigation into last week's massive warehouse explosion continues.
The Korean ocean carrier saw net profits skyrocket year-over-year in the second quarter thanks to the depreciation of the South Korean Won against the U.S. dollar and the sale of Total Terminal International Algeciras' stocks.
An informal poll of private carriers by Stifel's transportation group found that carriers have been able to push through contract price increases in the 4 to 8 percent range despite lower than expected demand.
CMA CGM, UASC and CSCL, members of the Ocean3 Alliance, have added vessels and increased total rotation time on its Asia-North Europe AEX7/AEC8 and Asia-Mediterranean MEX loops, according to BlueWater Reporting.
A new whitepaper by American Shipper, in collaboration with the Virginia Maritime Association, tackles some of the thorny problems behind cargo delays at key U.S. ports.