The Port of Savannah will weigh export containers at no cost to help shippers comply with new International Maritime Organization requirements for providing verified gross mass data to carriers.
The transportation management system software provider had been planning for the next stage of its growth since early 2016 by looking for opportunities to extend the reach and capabilities of its LeanTMS platform.
Air cargo craft operator Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, which saw net income and revenues plummet year-over-year in the first quarter of 2016, said it expects earnings and cash flow to grow over time thanks to new agreements with e-commerce behemoth Amazon.
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House lawmakers brushed aside calls at a hearing to slow implementation of the Verified Gross Mass rule, while other shippers said compliance should be straightforward.
Commercial practices for certifying the weight of ocean containers can be developed in a straight forward way, with few exceptions, according to officials from trade groups that bear ultimate responsibility for enforcement of the IMO rule.
The Dubai-based terminal operator will charge $245 Canadian for boxes arriving at the West Coast ports by truck or rail without verified gross mass data after the new International Maritime Organization rule goes into effect July 1.