The Icelandic government, two Icelandic municipal authorities and the EFLA engineering company signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the creation of a new port in the northeast corner of Iceland.
SSA Marine's Oakland International Container Terminal will make appointments mandatory for the majority of containerized import pick-ups in order to shorten lines at terminal gates and speed up cargo delivery to customers.
The company plans to accept the weights that clients provide as certified, but if clients are not able to provide the certified weight, it will weigh the cargo on their behalf.
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The proposed alliance would become a dominant player in the three major east-west trades, beating out total capacity currently offered by the 2M Alliance on those trade lanes, according to an analysis from BlueWater Reporting.
Shares of the fellow China-owned shipping conglomerates, which recently merged at the behest of the Chinese government, jumped as much 9.9 percent and 10 percent, respectively, in Shanghai trading yesterday.
The Omaha, Neb.-based truckload carrier and logistics services provider has named former President and Chief Operating Officer Derek J. Leathers as its new chief executive officer, effective immediately.