Through its subsidiary MOL Information Systems, the Japanese ocean carrier will conduct a joint study on the analysis and use of big data in ocean shipping with Yokohama National University.
The U.S. Transportation Department’s Federal Highway Administration said it will release $14.2 million in grants to a total of seven states through a grant program that was established by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.
Korea’s Financial Services Commission said the government will promote sales of Hanjin Shipping’s core assets to Hyundai Merchant Marine in a bid to maintain competitiveness of the Korean shipping industry.
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However, chassis lessors oppose the West Coast Marine Terminal Operator Agreement members’ plan to implement a $5 fee on chassis that move in and out of container terminals at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, saying it will cost them $29 million.
A project at the South Atlantic port’s Blount Island Marine Terminal on Berth 35 to install a high-voltage electrical system in anticipation of the arrival of three new 100-gauge electric container cranes in nearing completion.
Ocean carrier MSC has started investing in TRAXENS, a French start-up that produces technology for ocean container tracking.