The U.S. Coast Guard bulletin regarding compliance with the International Maritime Organization's verified gross mass requirement "seems to allow for more flexibility," says Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero.
Three of the four pre-qualified port terminal operators that will bid for control of the Corozal Container Terminal have ties to container shipping giants Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC), and CMA CGM.
The 13,092-TEU containership COSCO Hope crashed into a gantry crane at Port Said as it was departing the Egyptian port, igniting a fire that spread to 20 containers and resulted in injuries to at least two people.
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The shipment management software provider will offer the verified gross mass submission tool free when booking or shipping instructions are filed through the company's platform.
The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association Of America says its members want issues related to vessel coordination, chassis, drayage availability, dwell times, container turnaround times, demurrage and detention to be addressed.
The new International Maritime Organization container weight rule was just one of many concerns raised during the Port of Long Beach’s annual Pulse of the Ports Peak Season Forecast on Wednesday.