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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The South Florida port became the latest seaport to offer shippers the option of using scales at inbound gates to measure container weights on their behalf and relay the information to ocean carriers.
The German ocean carrier decided to postpone its annual general meeting originally scheduled for June 1 for a later date, due to continuing talks with UASC about a combination of their container shipping activities.
The ocean carrier group told U.S. exporters they will issue a tariff clearly stating that shippers would have no liability from inaccurate carrier-provided tare weight to calculate VGM.