Although exports from Japan in September fell 6.9 percent from a year prior to 5.97 trillion yen, the decline was not as sharp as analysts had projected.
The Federal Maritime Commission said Friday it concluded its review of the proposed OCEAN Alliance, allowing the new ocean carrier alliance to take effect Monday, although it is not expected to commence operations until around April 2017.
PierPass, whose members consist of the 13 container terminals at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, held a workshop last Thursday to evaluate extended gate options.
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The U.S. government has signed off on a plan by Crowley Maritime to transfer perishable cargo from Central America to the Miami International Airport for onward delivery to customers in Europe.
Notifying importers of their final duty calculations on entries would be handled online rather than by mail or checking paper documents at the Customs house under a proposed regulatory change from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske lamented the political pressure agencies are under to stop every illegal immigrant or cargo shipment, saying that it is too costly from a budget and economic standpoint.