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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The South Korean ocean carrier's results for the quarter were hindered by continuously falling freight rates and the imbalance of supply and demand.
However, the International Maritime Organization's Maritime Safety Committee said there should be no delay in the implementation of the verified gross mass rule.
COSCO Pacific, the port terminal operator arm of Chinese conglomerate COSCO Group, will pay 125.4 million euros ($143 million) for a 35 percent equity interest in the Europe Container Terminals facility at the Maasvlakte I area of the Port of Rotterdam.