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.
Neither Ports America nor owner Oaktree Capital will discuss a possible sale of the nation's largest port terminal operator, but Yildirim Holdings President Robert Yildirim said talks have advanced to the "second round."
Throughput at the Cai Mep International Terminal in Vietnam, an APM Terminals facility, surged 130 percent year-over-year to 277,303 TEUs during the first quarter of 2016 thanks to the addition of five new ocean liner service calls.