The new 400,000-square-foot distribution center in Winchester, Va. will house the automobile manufacturer’s service, parts and customer care division, Mopar.
However, the International Maritime Organization's Maritime Safety Committee said there should be no delay in the implementation of the verified gross mass rule.
Maritime consultancy Drewry found that approximately 80 percent of shippers won’t shift any volume from ocean to air to avoid disruptions caused by the verified gross mass rule scheduled to go into effect July 1.
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The French ocean carrier transported 2.9 percent more containers, but saw the average freight rate tumble 17.6 percent when compared to the first quarter of 2015.
About 2,000 pilots that work for five DHL Express network cargo carriers in North America authorized a strike action in advance of parent company Deutsche Post DHL Group’s annual shareholder meeting Wednesday.
The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index fell 4 percent from last week to a reading of 579.60, with rates on the Shanghai to North Europe trade dropping 13.1 percent after a May 1 Asia-North Europe general rate increase eroded.