The airline launched a new service from Madrid to Shanghai, and its winter 2016 schedule will offer 10 flights per week from London Heathrow to the Chinese city, an increase of three flights per week compared to its winter 2015 schedule.
Industry leader Maersk Line, along with MSC and 13 other container lines, might not be subject to further penalties stemming from a five-year European Commission probe, according to a report from Reuters news service.
The Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association said that a key benefit of the terminal weighing approach is that shippers will not be required to perform any additional actions in order to provide the verified gross mass of containers.
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However, the International Maritime Organization's Maritime Safety Committee said there should be no delay in the implementation of the verified gross mass rule.
Congress has long embraced free trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but the protectionist tone of the 2016 election campaign, specifically that of Republican front-runner Donald Trump and Democrat Sen. Bernie Sanders, could change that.
Making trade easier for companies in the United States is important, but the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is as much about the nation's strategic interests in Asia.