The executive arm of the European Union has been mandated to begin negotiations with the United Kingdom following the county's "Brexit" vote to leave the union.
Port congestion issues in early 2015 brought the often chaotic process surrounding detention and demurrage fees into sharp focus, but where where shippers saw pesky and sometimes unfair ad hoc charges, technology providers saw an opportunity.
APL, which CMA CGM acquired in June 2016, contributed positively to the French ocean carrier's first quarter financial results, according to CMA CGM Group CEO Rodolphe Saadé.
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The transportation consulting firm will be tasked with evaluating the merits of possible round-the-clock charges or port-wide "peel-off" programs at 13 terminals in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
The Pacific Maritime Association has proposed extending the contract until July 1, 2022, with a 3.1 percent yearly wage increase over the base wage rate of $42.18 per hour.
Members of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation say the law, which provides ocean carriers with limited antitrust immunity, is not up to date with the operational realities of today's liner industry.