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.
Struggling South Korean shipbuilder STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. on Friday filed for receivership with the Seoul Central District Court amid mounting debt and continued losses.
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Ocean carriers CMA CGM, COSCO, Evergreen Line and OOCL revealed they will form a new alliance next April.
The troubled South Korean ocean carrier received approval from seven lenders to restructure debts and will now turn its focus to restructuring ship chartering agreements.
Many importers remain confused about how the safety rule will be implemented and whether there will be any supply chain disruption as the shipping industry adjusts to new procedures.