The Dutch Tax and Customs Administration and participating terminal operators will no longer require a physical customs document to be submitted when transferring containers from one terminal to another at the Maasvlakte facility in the Port of Rotterdam.
Ocean carriers Maersk line of Denmark and CMA CGM of France issued general rate increases.
The technologies needed to create remote and autonomous ships already exist, meaning it’s actually a matter of when it becomes a reality, not if, according to the Rolls-Royce led Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative.
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The U.S. Coast Guard bulletin regarding compliance with the International Maritime Organization's verified gross mass requirement "seems to allow for more flexibility," says Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero.
Annual costs at container lines have increased a combined $500 million due to new sulfur emissions rules requiring vessels to use more expensive fuel, according to a report released last week by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership would have a positive impact on U.S. retailers and consumers, according to a new report from the National Retail Association.