Helen Delich Bentley, who represented Maryland's 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1985-1995 and served on the Federal Maritime Commission from 1969-1975, reported her health has improved.
The London-based shipping consultant reported that OOCL of Japan was the most reliable container shipping carrier in May, with an on-time performance score of 81.1 percent.
An American Shipper poll of shippers and forwarders revealed that nearly 90 percent believe at least some cargo will be delayed by the verified gross mass rule that went into effect globally today.
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Port of Portland, Ore. Executive Director Bill Wyatt told the Portland Business Journal low crude oil prices have caused trucking rates to drop well below expected levels, making direct container service to the Puget Sound region less economically viable.
The Puyallup, Wash.-based shipping company's last call at the Port of Portland, Ore. will be Saturday, May 21.
Continued weighing at port facilities might provide a convenient way for exporters to comply with the upcoming International Maritime Organization verified gross mass container weight regulations due to go into effect at the beginning of next month.