The International Cargo Handling Coordination Association reminded shippers and forwarders that the container weighing rule will go into effect Friday, with no three-month grace period as some have mistakenly understood.
The shipment management software provider officially launched its verified gross mass submission tool, which allows shippers and freight forwarders to use a centralized point to provide the verified container weight data to their carriers.
A.P. Moller-Maersk Group’s oil unit lost a bid for the renewal of its 25-year involvement in the Al Shaheen offshore field when the current agreement expires in July 2017.
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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 French ocean carrier transported 2.9 percent more containers, but saw the average freight rate tumble 17.6 percent when compared to the first quarter of 2015.