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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Although airfreight volumes fell compared to last February, the results were skewed from the impact of the U.S. port strikes in early 2015, which caused a surge in airfreight volumes, along with Chinese New Year falling in February this year.
Shippers should think about supplying container weight data to ocean carriers ahead of the July 1 start date if they ship cargo that transfers to a second vessel in another port.
The third-party logistics provider’s purchase of United Kingdom-based Evolution Time Critical will allow Metro, which is headquartered in Canada, to expand its automotive services presence beyond North America.