Helen Delich Bentley, who represented Maryland's 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1985-1995 and served on the Federal Maritime Commission from 1969-1975, reported her health has improved.
The London-based shipping consultant reported that OOCL of Japan was the most reliable container shipping carrier in May, with an on-time performance score of 81.1 percent.
An American Shipper poll of shippers and forwarders revealed that nearly 90 percent believe at least some cargo will be delayed by the verified gross mass rule that went into effect globally today.
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A sense of what the container shipping industry may look like a year from now has started to emerge as ocean carriers seek to avoid a financial wreck from overcapacity and low freight rates.
An American Shipper report released Tuesday found that nearly three-quarters of shippers and forwarders believe they will have containers held when the new verified gross mass mandate kicks in July 1.
The South Carolina Ports Authority’s inland port in Greer today is switching to an automated gate system for trucks entering and leaving the facility.