The U.S. Government Accountability Office found that tariff rates are generally more expensive than contract rates, but are usually more suitable for shippers with infrequent or small volume shipments.
A coalition of 25 business groups has asked the Federal Maritime Commission to address fees imposed when shippers can't pick-up and return cargo, containers and chassis for reasons beyond their control.
A merger of Yang Ming, which is 33 percent owned by the government, with a private company such as Evergreen Line, would be difficult to achieve, contends Chen Ou-po, a member of Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party.
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Elaine Chao has served as Secretary of Labor under President George W. Bush and Deputy Secretary of Transportation under President George H.W. Bush.
The Austin, Texas-based publisher and intelligence company said that although pirate attacks will continue to decline, maritime threats, such as militant attacks, will still pose a considerable challenge to global shipping companies.
Courts in Tianjin Municipality sentenced 24 company managers and staff and 25 government officials for crimes related to the August 2015 warehouse explosion that killed at least 165 people and caused $1 billion in damage, according to media reports.