The agriculture shipper advocate praised container weighing methods recently outlined by the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association and G6 Alliance carriers, saying terminals nationwide should adopt similar methods.
The Port of Oakland commissioners have unanimously awarded Executive Director Chris Lytle a new three-year contract, keeping him on board through July 2019.
Gov. Nathan Deal said the wider set of canal locks that opened Sunday will enable the Port of Savannah to reinforce its market share for all-water trade from Asia.
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The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index rose 9.8 percent since last week to a reading of 577.81, as rates from Shanghai to both Northwest Europe and the Mediterranean jumped 36.6 percent and 21.8 percent, respectively.
The agricultural export group, which has been a critic of the container weight regulation implementation process, praised South Carolina Ports Authority CEO Jim Newsome for suggesting the use of port scales to obtain verified gross mass.
South Korea’s second largest shipping line seems to be turning a corner in its debt restructuring of late, and has now set its sights on joining the leading vessel sharing agreement by capacity on the major east-west trades.