The Icelandic government, two Icelandic municipal authorities and the EFLA engineering company signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the creation of a new port in the northeast corner of Iceland.
SSA Marine's Oakland International Container Terminal will make appointments mandatory for the majority of containerized import pick-ups in order to shorten lines at terminal gates and speed up cargo delivery to customers.
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.
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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 world's second largest ocean carrier will use software provider INTTRA's eVGM solution to provide a portal for submission of verified container weight data ahead of the International Maritime Organization's July 1 deadline.
The proposed alliance would become a dominant player in the three major east-west trades, beating out total capacity currently offered by the 2M Alliance on those trade lanes, according to an analysis from BlueWater Reporting.