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 report by Logistics Trends and Insights found that half of survey respondents see the entry of Amazon, Google and other marketplaces into the world of forwarding as an opportunity for forwarders, compared to only 33 percent who see it as a threat.
Ports covered by the Global Port Tracker handled 1.54 million TEUs in February, a 3.7 percent increase from January, according to the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
Tosca, a provider of reusable packaging for perishables, will use Transplace's managed transportation services to leverage greater buying power and access to capacity.