The commission said it has “reasonable grounds” to suspect the carriers engaged in collusive practices to fix incremental cargo rates from Asia to South Africa.
The terminal’s two berths became available earlier in 2016 when a lease with a bulk cargo operator ended, and although the port is mainly interested in responses to import/export bulk cargo, it will consider opportunities for other marine-dependent uses.
Newton Square, Pa.-based Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. reached an agreement to purchase Vitol Group’s integrated crude oil business in West Texas for approximately $760 million plus working capital.
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Ninety-five percent of hides produced in the United States are shipped in containers to leather producers, primarily in the Far East, but also other countries around the world.
The U.S. government in 2015 issued an estimated $804 million in duty drawbacks, less than 10 percent of the amount available to shippers, but upcoming regulatory changes should attract more shippers to the longtime duty refund program.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske told customs brokers and forwarders Tuesday that members of a key trade facilitation program, known as CBP’s Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program, need “enhanced benefits.