A new port navigation system consisting of 12 off-shore buoys and two land-based range markers, will allow for night time operations at the Liberian port for the first time in three decades, APM Terminals said in a statement.
The agriculture shipper advocate praised container weighing methods recently outlined by the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association and G6 Alliance carriers, saying terminals nationwide should adopt similar methods.
The Port of Oakland commissioners have unanimously awarded Executive Director Chris Lytle a new three-year contract, keeping him on board through July 2019.
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The French ocean carrier transported 2.9 percent more containers, but saw the average freight rate tumble 17.6 percent when compared to the first quarter of 2015.
Pacific Maritime Association President and CEO James McKenna said he expects to hear from International Longshore and Warehouse Union this summer on whether it wants to discuss the extension of the five-year labor contract.
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero said one of the items that has been on his agenda since becoming chairman in 2013 is to have a better funded and better resourced Federal Maritime Commission.