Strong language is often needed to advocate for a position, but now that progress is being made on container weight verification, people should choose their words more carefully.
The Water Resources Development Act of 2016 puts reauthorization for water infrastructure projects back on a regular two-year cycle, if the full House and Senate vote on it.
In a letter to the Federal Maritime Commission, the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America urged acceptance of an agreement between carriers and six U.S. ports, but noted that shippers shouldn't bear the cost of the regulation.
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A televised broadcast of the first ship to transit the widened Central America waterway will follow testing of new locks earlier in the month.
The new International Maritime Organization container weight rule was just one of many concerns raised during the Port of Long Beach’s annual Pulse of the Ports Peak Season Forecast on Wednesday.
The price of an average container fell 15 percent during the first quarter of 2016, according to a recent report from London-based shipping consultant Drewry Maritime.