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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The container terminal operator made the statement Thursday that it would continue to put forth effort to bring container service to the port in response to the news that Westwood Shipping Lines is suspending its service to Portland's Terminal 6.
The 19 ocean carrier members of the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association are collaborating with six U.S. ports to establish a harmonized container weighing process.
The French ocean carrier transported 2.9 percent more containers, but saw the average freight rate tumble 17.6 percent when compared to the first quarter of 2015.