Although exports from Japan in September fell 6.9 percent from a year prior to 5.97 trillion yen, the decline was not as sharp as analysts had projected.
The Federal Maritime Commission said Friday it concluded its review of the proposed OCEAN Alliance, allowing the new ocean carrier alliance to take effect Monday, although it is not expected to commence operations until around April 2017.
PierPass, whose members consist of the 13 container terminals at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, held a workshop last Thursday to evaluate extended gate options.
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The association, which represents independent truck drivers, said Congress should not mandate the devices on commercial vehicles, and instead let the regulatory process play out.
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association said exploratory contact extension talks are tentatively set for Nov. 1-2.
Thousands of chassis in and around the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have containers mounted on them that are either owned or leased by the now insolvent ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping.