The airline launched a new service from Madrid to Shanghai, and its winter 2016 schedule will offer 10 flights per week from London Heathrow to the Chinese city, an increase of three flights per week compared to its winter 2015 schedule.
Industry leader Maersk Line, along with MSC and 13 other container lines, might not be subject to further penalties stemming from a five-year European Commission probe, according to a report from Reuters news service.
The Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association said that a key benefit of the terminal weighing approach is that shippers will not be required to perform any additional actions in order to provide the verified gross mass of containers.
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Sen. John Thune, R-S.D. asked Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero for the agency staff to brief the committee staff on this issue by no later than May 31, 2016.
Continued weighing at port facilities might provide a convenient way for exporters to comply with the upcoming International Maritime Organization verified gross mass container weight regulations due to go into effect at the beginning of next month.
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., the world’s biggest shipbuilder, has laid a plan that includes 2.6 trillion won ($2.2 billion) in asset sales and workforce reductions in order to stay afloat amid a drop in new orders.