Industry leader Maersk Line, along with MSC and 13 other container lines, might not be subject to further penalties stemming from a five-year European Commission probe, according to a report from Reuters news service.
The Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association said that a key benefit of the terminal weighing approach is that shippers will not be required to perform any additional actions in order to provide the verified gross mass of containers.
The Oakland, Calif. City Council passed an ordinance to ban the storage and handling of coal and coke at bulk terminals in the city, representing the latest blow to Terminal Logistics Solutions’ plan for a dry bulk terminal to handle coal and other goods.
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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 freight forwarding arm of Danish shipping conglomerate AP Moller Maersk said it will provide weighing and data transmission services to help shippers comply with new SOLAS verified gross mass requirements.
Retailers have to adapt to new consumer shopping habits and expectations in which smartphones are playing an integral role in purchasing decisions, according to a survey of online shopping trends conducted by Comscore for UPS.