Representatives from Chanel Fragrances and Beauté, Ericsson, Sandvik Machining Solutions, Marine Harvest RMT and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries have joined the association’s Shipper Advisory Committee.
The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index rose 9.8 percent since last week to a reading of 577.81, as rates from Shanghai to both Northwest Europe and the Mediterranean jumped 36.6 percent and 21.8 percent, respectively.
Struggling South Korean shipbuilder STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. on Friday filed for receivership with the Seoul Central District Court amid mounting debt and continued losses.
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Ocean carriers CMA CGM, COSCO, Evergreen Line and OOCL revealed they will form a new alliance next April.
However, the International Maritime Organization's Maritime Safety Committee said there should be no delay in the implementation of the verified gross mass rule.
Congress has long embraced free trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but the protectionist tone of the 2016 election campaign, specifically that of Republican front-runner Donald Trump and Democrat Sen. Bernie Sanders, could change that.