A total of 221 cargo theft incidents were reported in the United States during first quarter 2016, up 8 percent from the same 2015 period, but average loss value per incident fell 56 percent, according to the latest report from FreightWatch International.
Global container shipping lines will face one or two more years of pain as the industry consolidates amid overcapacity and weaker demand, Port of Long Beach CEO Jon Slangerup said.
The Jacksonville, Fla.-based liner carrier awarded a $21 million construction contract to Del Valle Group, S.P. of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico to upgrade its Isla Grande Terminal in San Juan.
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The U.S. Coast Guard bulletin regarding compliance with the International Maritime Organization's verified gross mass requirement "seems to allow for more flexibility," says Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero.
The proposed ocean carrier alliance will include Hapag-Lloyd of Germany; Japan's MOL, NYK and "K" Line; Taiwan-based Yang Ming; and South Korean line Hanjin, and could potentially add Dubai-based UASC and Korea's HMM down the road.
Ocean carriers Maersk Line, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd and MOL issued general rate increases on multiple trades.