The Massachusetts Port Authority said the Conley Terminal will be upgraded with an additional berth and three new cranes, while the Boston Harbor will be dredged to accommodate 12,000-TEU vessels.
The South Korean carrier said certain providers have been charging its customers more than what it would have charged to transport cargo and has tried to intervene, taking its concern up with the Federal Maritime Commission.
The Water Resources Development Act has mostly received bipartisan support, but Democrats in the House are upset that a provision that would have protected Harbor Maintenance Tax receipts from being diverted for other uses was removed from the final draft.
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Non-vessel-operating common carrier Ecu-Line has opened a new branch office in Fremantle, Australia.
The port of Fremantle services the capital city of Perth and the entire state of Western Australia.
The NVO said its Fremantle branch complements its existing weekly export consolidations from Australia to Singapore for destinations worldwide.
The Fremantle branch is headed by Rob Page.
The containership charterer said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last Thursday that past due accounts receivable from South Korean ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping had grown to approximately $18.6 million.
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However, Hanjin's creditors plan to decide whether to put the liner carrier under receivership by Tuesday, Yonhap news agency reported.