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The ocean carrier has implemented similar fees in other regions, and says the switch to electronic bookings is crucial for data accuracy and customer responsiveness.
Neptune Orient Line, the parent company of ocean carrier APL, said it remains focused on its core liner business.
Trade data provider found volumes at East Coast ports rose 15 percent overall in the first half of 2015, benefiting from diversions by carriers from West Coast ports due to congestion issues early in the year.
The second quarter financial results of ocean carriers NYK, MOL and "K" Line reflected a weak Asia-Europe market and strong supply pressure.
The U.S. Senate also passed a long-term highway bill that will be debated by the House after the summer break.
The European Commission will now conduct an in-depth analysis under the EU's merger regulations before coming to a decision on FedEx's $4.8 billion offer to buy TNT.