Industry leader Maersk Line, along with MSC and 13 other container lines, might not be subject to further penalties stemming from a five-year European Commission probe, according to a report from Reuters news service.
The Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association said that a key benefit of the terminal weighing approach is that shippers will not be required to perform any additional actions in order to provide the verified gross mass of containers.
The Oakland, Calif. City Council passed an ordinance to ban the storage and handling of coal and coke at bulk terminals in the city, representing the latest blow to Terminal Logistics Solutions’ plan for a dry bulk terminal to handle coal and other goods.
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Ocean carriers should "embrace the obvious solution" terminal operators can offer to ensure compliance with the International Maritime Organization's new verified gross mass regulations, says Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero.
American Shipper recently visited the global headquarters of C.H. Robinson’s managed transportation services subsidiary in Chicago to get a first hand look at the company's transportation control tower, which shows how a managed TMS works in practice.
Pacific Maritime Association President and CEO James McKenna said he expects to hear from International Longshore and Warehouse Union this summer on whether it wants to discuss the extension of the five-year labor contract.