The Icelandic government, two Icelandic municipal authorities and the EFLA engineering company signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the creation of a new port in the northeast corner of Iceland.
SSA Marine's Oakland International Container Terminal will make appointments mandatory for the majority of containerized import pick-ups in order to shorten lines at terminal gates and speed up cargo delivery to customers.
The company plans to accept the weights that clients provide as certified, but if clients are not able to provide the certified weight, it will weigh the cargo on their behalf.
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A sense of what the container shipping industry may look like a year from now has started to emerge as ocean carriers seek to avoid a financial wreck from overcapacity and low freight rates.
Meanwhile, the ocean carrier alliance members reconfirmed their current cooperation scheme on east-west trades until the end of March 2017.
Legislation introduced into the California State Senate by Sen. Ricardo Lara would provide an exemption from sales and use tax for terminal operators purchasing zero or “near zero-emission” equipment.