The U.S. Government Accountability Office found that tariff rates are generally more expensive than contract rates, but are usually more suitable for shippers with infrequent or small volume shipments.
A coalition of 25 business groups has asked the Federal Maritime Commission to address fees imposed when shippers can't pick-up and return cargo, containers and chassis for reasons beyond their control.
A merger of Yang Ming, which is 33 percent owned by the government, with a private company such as Evergreen Line, would be difficult to achieve, contends Chen Ou-po, a member of Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party.
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Thousands of chassis in and around the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have containers mounted on them that are either owned or leased by the now insolvent ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping.
APM Terminals appointed A.P. Moller Shipping Services Chief Executive Morten Engelstoft to succeed current CEO Kim Fejfer, who will be taking up a new role at APM Holding A/S, according to a statement from the company.
Elaine Chao has served as Secretary of Labor under President George W. Bush and Deputy Secretary of Transportation under President George H.W. Bush.