A total of 221 cargo theft incidents were reported in the United States during first quarter 2016, up 8 percent from the same 2015 period, but average loss value per incident fell 56 percent, according to the latest report from FreightWatch International.
Global container shipping lines will face one or two more years of pain as the industry consolidates amid overcapacity and weaker demand, Port of Long Beach CEO Jon Slangerup said.
South Korean shipping conglomerate Hyundai Merchant Marine, which said it is continuing efforts to stabilize its business, predicts that normalization of its business is only a matter of time.
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However, the International Maritime Organization's Maritime Safety Committee said there should be no delay in the implementation of the verified gross mass rule.
Federal Maritime Commissioner William P. Doyle praised the statement from ocean carrier group OCEMA, but noted officials "still need to address an important liability issue for the shippers" in order to implement new verified gross mass requirements.
Sustainability Incubator and Trace Register will use the money to support a digital tool that makes it easier for seafood wholesalers to confirm fish hasn’t been caught or processed using unpaid labor, according to Partnership for Freedom.