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The builders of the new locks will reinforce the sills in all the locks, even where no leaks observed, and still expect to meet their April 2016 deadline, according to a statement from the Panama Canal Authority.
After the seasonal suspension of the alliance's transpacific CC2 service, G6-operated loops from Asia to the West Coast of North America will deploy 7 percent less capacity in the trade.
Spot container rates on major trades between Asia and Europe and the United States as measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index fell 7.5 percent from last week to a reading of 622.60.
Exports helped drive record throughput in September at the Port of Long Beach, but were the main reason the Port of Oakland experienced a 4.8 percent drop in container volumes.
The derailment of a CSX train carrying Bakken crude, which resulted in a fire that forced the evacuation of hundreds of area residents, was caused by a defect that was missed on two separate inspections, according to the Federal Railroad Administration.
In a response to the ITF recommendations, the International Chamber of Shipping said it prefers a fuel levy, rather than an emissions trading scheme, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping.