The U.S. Government Accountability Office found that tariff rates are generally more expensive than contract rates, but are usually more suitable for shippers with infrequent or small volume shipments.
A coalition of 25 business groups has asked the Federal Maritime Commission to address fees imposed when shippers can't pick-up and return cargo, containers and chassis for reasons beyond their control.
A merger of Yang Ming, which is 33 percent owned by the government, with a private company such as Evergreen Line, would be difficult to achieve, contends Chen Ou-po, a member of Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party.
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Maersk Group’s intra-Americas regional ocean carrier SeaLand said the NAE will add calls to Turbo, Colombia and Puerto Moin, Costa Rica.
Cambridge Systematics names CFO and the Chamber of Marine Commerce appoints president, while West Calcasieu Port re-elects board officers and IBIA's chief executive retires.
CSX names vice president-industrial products, while Target appoints former Walmart logistics executive to senior VP of network planning and operational design, and the European Sea Ports Organization elects its next chairman.