More than 100 neopanamax ships have already made reservations to transit the waterway's new larger locks following the historic inauguration and first voyage, according to the Panama Canal Administration.
The European Union competition watchdog said a trustee will monitor both companies to ensure there is no information sharing between the Ocean3 and G6 ocean carrier alliances, of which CMA CGM and Neptune Orient Lines subsidiary APL are currently members.
Scales currently used to comply with federal and state laws are acceptable for complying with the new International Maritime Organization container weight regulations due to go into effect July 1, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
Registration takes less than 1 minute.
With only 10 weeks to go until the container weight verification rule goes into effect globally, surveys show shippers and LSPs are still mostly unprepared to comply.
The locks are scheduled to undergo a technological upgrade this summer to replace a half-century-old master control system that opens and closes the waterway passage.
Terminal operator Ports America says it will accept containers without the required container weight data and, if necessary, allow boxes to be weighed afterwards for compliance with the International Maritime Organization's new verified gross mass rule.