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 U.S. Commerce and Energy departments have started an industry advisory group, along with their counterparts in Mexico, to make recommendations to strengthen cross-border trade and investment in the energy sector.
PARIS Optimal Transport Planning, a technology division of Hutchinson Ports (UK), created Boxreload, a platform allowing trucking companies and third parties in the U.K. to post loads online, which can only be viewed by “pre-selected and trusted partners.”
Registration takes less than 1 minute.
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.
The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index rose 9.8 percent since last week to a reading of 577.81, as rates from Shanghai to both Northwest Europe and the Mediterranean jumped 36.6 percent and 21.8 percent, respectively.
Meanwhile, the struggling South Korean ocean carrier said in a statement Sunday it expects to reach an agreement with ship owners regarding charter rate renegotiations “soon.”