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.
In the U.S. the Agriculture Transportation Coalition is also calling on Federal Maritime Commission to "discourage carriers and terminals from imposing fees for VGM compliance.:
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Goods coming from the Balkans will arrive by ship at the Port of Venice, where they will be loaded on a direct train to the Port of Rostock for departure by vessel to Scandinavian countries.
The derailment of a Union Pacific freight train on Friday, which burst into flames and spilled crude oil into the Columbia River near Mosier, Ore., was likely caused by track failure, UP spokesperson Raquel Espinoza said Sunday.
Recently purchased APL parent Neptune Orient Lines couldn’t cut costs fast enough to compete in an increasingly commoditized market, chief executive Ng Yat Chung said in a surprisingly candid interview with Singapore’s Straits Times.