The commission said it has “reasonable grounds” to suspect the carriers engaged in collusive practices to fix incremental cargo rates from Asia to South Africa.
The terminal’s two berths became available earlier in 2016 when a lease with a bulk cargo operator ended, and although the port is mainly interested in responses to import/export bulk cargo, it will consider opportunities for other marine-dependent uses.
Newton Square, Pa.-based Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. reached an agreement to purchase Vitol Group’s integrated crude oil business in West Texas for approximately $760 million plus working capital.
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Edward Greenberg, the association’s general council, said the Federal Maritime Commission’s revision would offer "much needed flexibility" to non-vessel-operating common carriers when including rate and surcharge changes in their service arrangements.
The U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service said China has decided that vessels originating from the United States, other than the state of Florida, do not require disinsection certification.
Ocean carriers Maersk Line, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd and MOL announced “Freight All Kinds” and general rate increases on various trades.