Helen Delich Bentley, who represented Maryland's 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1985-1995 and served on the Federal Maritime Commission from 1969-1975, reported her health has improved.
The London-based shipping consultant reported that OOCL of Japan was the most reliable container shipping carrier in May, with an on-time performance score of 81.1 percent.
An American Shipper poll of shippers and forwarders revealed that nearly 90 percent believe at least some cargo will be delayed by the verified gross mass rule that went into effect globally today.
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The Panama Canal's third lane opened for business, following Sunday's transit of the 9,472-TEU COSCO Shipping Panama.
The agriculture shipper advocate praised container weighing methods recently outlined by the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association and G6 Alliance carriers, saying terminals nationwide should adopt similar methods.
Union Pacific on Friday filed a report with the Federal Railroad Administration citing one or more broken bolts as the cause of the June 3 derailment of a crude oil train near Mosier, Ore., company spokesman Justin Jacobs said Saturday.