Helen Delich Bentley, who represented Maryland's 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1985-1995 and served on the Federal Maritime Commission from 1969-1975, reported her health has improved.
The London-based shipping consultant reported that OOCL of Japan was the most reliable container shipping carrier in May, with an on-time performance score of 81.1 percent.
An American Shipper poll of shippers and forwarders revealed that nearly 90 percent believe at least some cargo will be delayed by the verified gross mass rule that went into effect globally today.
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Meanwhile, the state of Georgia dedicated a new road connecting the Port of Savannah to I-95, saying it will speed cargo flow and improve safety.
The Dubai-based port terminal operator has been granted a 50-year concession for the development of a new multi-purpose port facility in Posorja, Ecuador, 65 kilometers from Guayaquil.
The agricultural export group, which has been a critic of the container weight regulation implementation process, praised South Carolina Ports Authority CEO Jim Newsome for suggesting the use of port scales to obtain verified gross mass.