The South Atlantic Port is now equipped with 20 new Panamax cranes and six post-Panamax cranes.
Marseilles, France-based ocean carrier CMA CGM said that since Oct. 17, U.S. Lines’ services have been rebranded as ANL on the Oceania trades and APL on the transpacific trades.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics said that in September, 64.7 percent of freight between the United States and its partners in the North American Free Trade Agreement was transported by truck.
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Historically low ocean freight rates have caused carriers to implement cost-cutting measures that have reduced reliability, meaning shippers need to be more flexible in how they procure capacity.
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero said that as container carriers form new alliances and merge, they are seeking new powers, causing some nervousness among shippers.
The Southern California ports are partnering with Danish shipping giant Maersk Line to monitor emissions from high-efficiency vessels and better gauge the impact on air pollution.