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.
The United States Senate also confirmed the reappointment of Federal Maritime Commissioners Rebecca F. Dye and Michael A. Khouri, whose terms will now last until 2020 and 2021, respectively.
Meanwhile, the Agriculture Transportation Coalition is asking the Federal Maritime Commission to step forward and discourage carriers and terminals from imposing fees for verified gross mass compliance in the United States.
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South Korean ocean carrier Hyundai Merchant Marine signed a charter rate negotiation agreement with five containership owners for a charter rate reduction of about 20 percent.
American Shipper recently visited the global headquarters of C.H. Robinson’s managed transportation services subsidiary in Chicago to get a first hand look at the company's transportation control tower, which shows how a managed TMS works in practice.
Ocean carriers should "embrace the obvious solution" terminal operators can offer to ensure compliance with the International Maritime Organization's new verified gross mass regulations, says Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero.