The U.S. Government Accountability Office found that tariff rates are generally more expensive than contract rates, but are usually more suitable for shippers with infrequent or small volume shipments.
A coalition of 25 business groups has asked the Federal Maritime Commission to address fees imposed when shippers can't pick-up and return cargo, containers and chassis for reasons beyond their control.
A merger of Yang Ming, which is 33 percent owned by the government, with a private company such as Evergreen Line, would be difficult to achieve, contends Chen Ou-po, a member of Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party.
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MOL appoints chief country representatives in Brazil and Mexico, while Bureau International des Containers names new secretary general.
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners is expected to formally name Duane Kenagy as the port’s interim chief executive officer Wednesday, who joined the port in 2014.
The Canadian port said it is looking into creating a breakbulk and bulk import/export terminal on Kaien Island, following the loss of breakbulk and general cargo capacity in 2007 when it converted the Fairview Terminal into a container terminal.