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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The 4,650-TEU Safmarine Meru, the first ship on the 2M Alliance's new TP18/Lone Star Express service, had only 400 containers on board, while the other ship, the Northern Jasper, was off-hire, according to Maersk Line officials.
The 12,500-TEU containership MSC Fabiola was successfully refloated early Saturday morning, allowing vessel traffic in the important cargo gateway to resume as normal, according to a customer advisory from shipping agency GAC.
Container transport revenues at the Danish shipping conglomerate fell 20 percent year-over-year for the quarter due to a 26 percent decline in average freight rates.