Port congestion issues in early 2015 brought the often chaotic process surrounding detention and demurrage fees into sharp focus, but where where shippers saw pesky and sometimes unfair ad hoc charges, technology providers saw an opportunity.
APL, which CMA CGM acquired in June 2016, contributed positively to the French ocean carrier's first quarter financial results, according to CMA CGM Group CEO Rodolphe Saadé.
"ShipRush services help e-commerce small and medium businesses and omnichannel retailers execute parcel shipments for last-mile delivery to customers," Descartes said in a statement.
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Ships carrying up to 9,800 TEUs can now call terminals west of the Bayonne Bridge without worrying about tidal conditions now that U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York and pilot organizations lifted air draft restrictions.
Certain provisions of the merger agreement would have "jumped the gun" by allowing NYK, MOL and "K" Line to share competitively sensitive information or prematurely combine, according to the Federal Maritime Commission.
The third-busiest port complex in North America has spent billions raising the Bayonne Bridge and dredging New York harbor in preparation for larger containerships.