The U.S. Government Accountability Office found that tariff rates are generally more expensive than contract rates, but are usually more suitable for shippers with infrequent or small volume shipments.
A coalition of 25 business groups has asked the Federal Maritime Commission to address fees imposed when shippers can't pick-up and return cargo, containers and chassis for reasons beyond their control.
A merger of Yang Ming, which is 33 percent owned by the government, with a private company such as Evergreen Line, would be difficult to achieve, contends Chen Ou-po, a member of Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party.
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The joint container venture between Japan’s ‘Big 3’ will have a fleet capacity of 1.38 million TEUs, making it the sixth largest in the world, and when their 23 new ships are delivered, the merged operation will become the fifth largest carrier.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection auditors are becoming less lenient regarding trade law violations and are widening their enforcement net, partly due to pressure from Congress, which has repeatedly expressed concern about protecting domestic industry.
Eden Prairie, Minn.-based C.H. Robinson has been perfecting the concept of just-in-time logistics for more than 100 years, delivering fresh fruits and vegetables to customers across the United States and throughout the world.