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 commission said it has “reasonable grounds” to suspect the carriers engaged in collusive practices to fix incremental cargo rates from Asia to South Africa.
Hanjin opposed Ashley Furniture’s motion for a freeze on the amounts it owes the carrier, along with a reduction in the amounts owed, saying in a court filing that if the motion was granted, its ability to reorganize would have been severely jeopardized.
Edward Greenberg, the association’s general council, said the Federal Maritime Commission’s revision would offer "much needed flexibility" to non-vessel-operating common carriers when including rate and surcharge changes in their service arrangements.