Industry leader Maersk Line, along with MSC and 13 other container lines, might not be subject to further penalties stemming from a five-year European Commission probe, according to a report from Reuters news service.
The Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association said that a key benefit of the terminal weighing approach is that shippers will not be required to perform any additional actions in order to provide the verified gross mass of containers.
The Oakland, Calif. City Council passed an ordinance to ban the storage and handling of coal and coke at bulk terminals in the city, representing the latest blow to Terminal Logistics Solutions’ plan for a dry bulk terminal to handle coal and other goods.
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The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a $350,000 civil penalty against Seattle-based e-commerce giant Amazon.com for allegedly violating federal hazardous materials transport regulations.
Miscalculation of the economies of scale for ultra-large containerships on the part of ocean carriers has had disastrous effects on the cargo business, according to Bloomberg View columnist Adam Minter.
Strong language is often needed to advocate for a position, but now that progress is being made on container weight verification, people should choose their words more carefully.