The Icelandic government, two Icelandic municipal authorities and the EFLA engineering company signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the creation of a new port in the northeast corner of Iceland.
SSA Marine's Oakland International Container Terminal will make appointments mandatory for the majority of containerized import pick-ups in order to shorten lines at terminal gates and speed up cargo delivery to customers.
The company plans to accept the weights that clients provide as certified, but if clients are not able to provide the certified weight, it will weigh the cargo on their behalf.
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Meanwhile, the European Commission Competition Directorate has set a “provisional deadline” for a decision on CMA CGM's purchase of APL parent Neptune Orient Lines for this Friday, April 29.
Commercial practices for certifying the weight of ocean containers can be developed in a straight forward way, with few exceptions, according to officials from trade groups that bear ultimate responsibility for enforcement of the IMO rule.
The House subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation will hear testimony on April 14 about the International Maritime Organization's controversial verified gross mass requirement, which goes into effect July 1.