The new 400,000-square-foot distribution center in Winchester, Va. will house the automobile manufacturer’s service, parts and customer care division, Mopar.
However, the International Maritime Organization's Maritime Safety Committee said there should be no delay in the implementation of the verified gross mass rule.
Maritime consultancy Drewry found that approximately 80 percent of shippers won’t shift any volume from ocean to air to avoid disruptions caused by the verified gross mass rule scheduled to go into effect July 1.
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APL said it plans to hike refrigerated container rates globally by $1,500 on Jan. 7.
"Rates are currently at
unsustainable levels, and we face the challenge of escalating
operational costs, which show no signs of abating," the Singapore-based carrier said.
APL's action follows similar decisions to hike reefer rates by other carriers, including Maersk.
The proposed alliance would become a dominant player in the three major east-west trades, beating out total capacity currently offered by the 2M Alliance on those trade lanes, according to an analysis from BlueWater Reporting.
German ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd revealed it is discussing a possible merger with United Arab Shipping Company.
Federal Maritime Commission Mario Cordero said Wednesday the agency has not yet received a formal filing by the container carriers that plan to establish the new OCEAN Alliance.