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.
The United States Senate also confirmed the reappointment of Federal Maritime Commissioners Rebecca F. Dye and Michael A. Khouri, whose terms will now last until 2020 and 2021, respectively.
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A sense of what the container shipping industry may look like a year from now has started to emerge as ocean carriers seek to avoid a financial wreck from overcapacity and low freight rates.
A combination of businesses between United Arab Shipping Co., which is jointly owned by the governments of six wealthy Middle Eastern nations, and Hapag-Lloyd of Germany has "strategic value," and talks will continue, the ocean carrier said in a statement.
The company plans to accept the weights that clients provide as certified, but if clients are not able to provide the certified weight, it will weigh the cargo on their behalf.