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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Shipment volumes in September 2016 slipped 0.4 percent from the previous month and 3.1 percent compared with the same 2015 period, the 19th straight month of year-over-year volume declines, according to the latest Cass Freight Index Report.
The Port of Montreal has plans for a new terminal in Contrecoeur, while DP World signed a lease in July to expand and operate the Rodney container terminal in Saint John, and new container terminals are proposed in Melford and Sydney.
The London-based shipping research and consulting firm said that as currently planned, “The Alliance” will be "at a size disadvantage," making up 24 percent of East-West capacity.