The S.C. Ports Authority has spelled out how it will use on-terminal scales to help shippers comply with new SOLAS rules for declaring the accurate weight of containers to their ocean carrier.
Matt Cox, chief executive officer of the Jones Act ocean carrier, says he would not be surprised if industry losses in 2016 exceed $10 billion, but Matson, which operates primarily between the U.S. mainland, Hawaii and Alaska, has limited exposure.
Air cargo volumes have been hindered by sluggish global trade growth and the falling load factor is continuing to keep intense pressure on freight yields and revenues, according to the International Air Transport Association.
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Meanwhile, Rep. Mark Sanford, R.-S.C. asked why commercial ships in domestic trade must be built in U.S. when 30 of 46 ships in Ready Reserve Fleet are foreign built.
Agriculture shippers ask Senate for help with overcoming “significant challenges” in ocean shipping that could hurt the American economy.
Crowley Maritime, a pioneer in a trade that is still restricted under laws such as the Helms-Burton Act and Trading with the Enemy Act, has actually seen volumes fall in recent years as Cubans have begun importing more from Brazil, and perhaps Argentina.