Although exports from Japan in September fell 6.9 percent from a year prior to 5.97 trillion yen, the decline was not as sharp as analysts had projected.
The Federal Maritime Commission said Friday it concluded its review of the proposed OCEAN Alliance, allowing the new ocean carrier alliance to take effect Monday, although it is not expected to commence operations until around April 2017.
PierPass, whose members consist of the 13 container terminals at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, held a workshop last Thursday to evaluate extended gate options.
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Mediterranean Shipping Company said it will offer its transpacific "Maple" service on its own instead of together with Maersk.
Although the decline was less severe than the previous 20-month average, intermodal pricing in September 2016 dropped for the 21st straight month compared with the prior year period, according to the latest Cass Intermodal Price Index.
Taiwanese ocean carrier Evergreen Line partnered with COSCO of China to launch the Adriatic - Israel Service.