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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The freight forwarding arm of Danish shipping conglomerate AP Moller Maersk said it will provide weighing and data transmission services to help shippers comply with new SOLAS verified gross mass requirements.
Ocean carriers CMA CGM of France, Germany's Hapag-Lloyd and MOL of Japan announced upcoming general rate increases, while this past Friday, the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index rose 1.9 percent from a week prior to a reading of 588.59.
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has received 13 ocean transportation intermediary license applications and changes for review.