The Icelandic ocean carrier has entered into an agreement to purchase three 2,200-TEU ice-class vessels from Guangzhou Huangpu Wenchong Shipyard in China, with an option for three more, according to report from maritime news outlet Splash 24/7.
Just 10 percent of longshoremen requested by terminal operator employers came to work on Friday, bringing vessel operations to a near standstill at the Northern California port, according to port spokesman Michael Zampa.
Global professional services company Accenture will acquire the corporate advisory and aviation consulting business of Seabury Group.
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The ship management software provider analyzed six ports throughout the world to better understand what impact the new verified gross mass amendment of the Safety of Life at Sea convention has had on the shipping industry since it took effect July 1.
The London-based shipping research and consulting firm said expenses have been cut to the bone in the past two years, so increases would not be unexpected.
The U.S. Transportation Department’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's final rule requires commercial driver's license applicants to demonstrate proficiency in knowledge and behind-the-wheel training, FMCSA said in a statement.