A total of 221 cargo theft incidents were reported in the United States during first quarter 2016, up 8 percent from the same 2015 period, but average loss value per incident fell 56 percent, according to the latest report from FreightWatch International.
Global container shipping lines will face one or two more years of pain as the industry consolidates amid overcapacity and weaker demand, Port of Long Beach CEO Jon Slangerup said.
The Jacksonville, Fla.-based liner carrier awarded a $21 million construction contract to Del Valle Group, S.P. of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico to upgrade its Isla Grande Terminal in San Juan.
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More than 100 neopanamax ships have already made reservations to transit the waterway's new larger locks following the historic inauguration and first voyage, according to the Panama Canal Administration.
The 4,650-TEU Safmarine Meru, the first ship on the 2M Alliance's new TP18/Lone Star Express service, had only 400 containers on board, while the other ship, the Northern Jasper, was off-hire, according to Maersk Line officials.
The Port of Savannah will weigh export containers at no cost to help shippers comply with new International Maritime Organization requirements for providing verified gross mass data to carriers.