The Port of Houston authority announced its new policy on container weights, as well as container throughput for the the first quarter and developments with ongoing infrastructure improvement projects.
Overall revenues for NYK, MOL and "K" Line fell 5.4 percent, 6 percent and 8.1 percent, respectively, for the last fiscal year ended March 31, 2016.
The Atlanta, Ga.-based parcel giant posted a net income of $1.1 billion for the first quarter of 2016 on revenues of $14.4 billion, year-over-year increases of 10.2 percent and 3.2 percent, respectively.
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Federal Maritime Commissioner William P. Doyle praised the statement from ocean carrier group OCEMA, but noted officials "still need to address an important liability issue for the shippers" in order to implement new verified gross mass requirements.
Jim Newsome, director of the South Carolina Ports Authority, is arguing for weighing containers at terminals to meet new international safety rules, but the Port of Long Beach says using on-site scales for that purpose is too much of a challenge.
Agriculture shippers ask Senate for help with overcoming “significant challenges” in ocean shipping that could hurt the American economy.