An American Shipper poll of shippers and forwarders revealed that nearly 90 percent believe at least some cargo will be delayed by the verified gross mass rule that went into effect globally today.
The United States Senate also confirmed the reappointment of Federal Maritime Commissioners Rebecca F. Dye and Michael A. Khouri, whose terms will now last until 2020 and 2021, respectively.
Meanwhile, the Agriculture Transportation Coalition is asking the Federal Maritime Commission to step forward and discourage carriers and terminals from imposing fees for verified gross mass compliance in the United States.
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French trucking operator Jacky Perrenot will acquire the container transportation activities of CMA CGM subsidiary Greenmodal Transport, according to a report from Lloyd’s Loading List.
Kerry Logistics appoints managing director for the Benelux countries, while the Glasgow Prestwick Airport names permanent CEO.
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero said one of the items that has been on his agenda since becoming chairman in 2013 is to have a better funded and better resourced Federal Maritime Commission.