The Russian cargo airline launched its new Houston-Abu Dhabi freight service this week.
U.S. President Barack Obama held an open forum with young entrepreneurs on the economic benefits of the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement yesterday in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
However, the International Maritime Organization's Maritime Safety Committee said there should be no delay in the implementation of the verified gross mass rule.
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House lawmakers brushed aside calls at a hearing to slow implementation of the Verified Gross Mass rule, while other shippers said compliance should be straightforward.
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.
The Agriculture Transportation Coalition, an agricultural export group and vocal critic of the container weight regulation implementation process, said the verified gross mass submission guidelines issued by ocean carriers will impede export supply chains.