Strong language is often needed to advocate for a position, but now that progress is being made on container weight verification, people should choose their words more carefully.
The Water Resources Development Act of 2016 puts reauthorization for water infrastructure projects back on a regular two-year cycle, if the full House and Senate vote on it.
In a letter to the Federal Maritime Commission, the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America urged acceptance of an agreement between carriers and six U.S. ports, but noted that shippers shouldn't bear the cost of the regulation.
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The 4,650-TEU Safmarine Meru, the first ship on the 2M Alliance's new TP18/Lone Star Express service, had only 400 containers on board, while the other ship, the Northern Jasper, was off-hire, according to Maersk Line officials.
The proposed alliance would become a dominant player in the three major east-west trades, beating out total capacity currently offered by the 2M Alliance on those trade lanes, according to an analysis from BlueWater Reporting.
The 12,500-TEU containership MSC Fabiola was successfully refloated early Saturday morning, allowing vessel traffic in the important cargo gateway to resume as normal, according to a customer advisory from shipping agency GAC.