The new 400,000-square-foot distribution center in Winchester, Va. will house the automobile manufacturer’s service, parts and customer care division, Mopar.
However, the International Maritime Organization's Maritime Safety Committee said there should be no delay in the implementation of the verified gross mass rule.
Maritime consultancy Drewry found that approximately 80 percent of shippers won’t shift any volume from ocean to air to avoid disruptions caused by the verified gross mass rule scheduled to go into effect July 1.
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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 proposed alliance would become a dominant player in the three major east-west trades, beating out total capacity currently offered by the 2M Alliance on those trade lanes, according to an analysis from BlueWater Reporting.
The Puyallup, Wash.-based shipping company's last call at the Port of Portland, Ore. will be Saturday, May 21.