The Port of Savannah will weigh export containers at no cost to help shippers comply with new International Maritime Organization requirements for providing verified gross mass data to carriers.
The transportation management system software provider had been planning for the next stage of its growth since early 2016 by looking for opportunities to extend the reach and capabilities of its LeanTMS platform.
Air cargo craft operator Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, which saw net income and revenues plummet year-over-year in the first quarter of 2016, said it expects earnings and cash flow to grow over time thanks to new agreements with e-commerce behemoth Amazon.
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House lawmakers brushed aside calls at a hearing to slow implementation of the Verified Gross Mass rule, while other shippers said compliance should be straightforward.
The project will enable third-party logistics provider SEKO to expedite the availability of rates, improve their accuracy since prices are coming directly from UASC in CargoSphere’s cloud-based platform, and reduce staff hours in the process.
The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association Of America says its members want issues related to vessel coordination, chassis, drayage availability, dwell times, container turnaround times, demurrage and detention to be addressed.