The Port of Houston authority announced its new policy on container weights, as well as container throughput for the the first quarter and developments with ongoing infrastructure improvement projects.
Overall revenues for NYK, MOL and "K" Line fell 5.4 percent, 6 percent and 8.1 percent, respectively, for the last fiscal year ended March 31, 2016.
The Atlanta, Ga.-based parcel giant posted a net income of $1.1 billion for the first quarter of 2016 on revenues of $14.4 billion, year-over-year increases of 10.2 percent and 3.2 percent, respectively.
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Meanwhile, the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission is calling for carriers and shippers to work together to find a solution so exports are not left on the docks for lack of verified gross mass documentation come July 1.
The House subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation will hear testimony on April 14 about the International Maritime Organization's controversial verified gross mass requirement, which goes into effect July 1.
With only 10 weeks to go until the container weight verification rule goes into effect globally, surveys show shippers and LSPs are still mostly unprepared to comply.