The U.S. Coast Guard bulletin regarding compliance with the International Maritime Organization's verified gross mass requirement "seems to allow for more flexibility," says Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero.
Three of the four pre-qualified port terminal operators that will bid for control of the Corozal Container Terminal have ties to container shipping giants Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC), and CMA CGM.
The 13,092-TEU containership COSCO Hope crashed into a gantry crane at Port Said as it was departing the Egyptian port, igniting a fire that spread to 20 containers and resulted in injuries to at least two people.
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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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, reported that seizures of imports containing intellectual property infringements rose 25 percent year-over-year in fiscal year 2015.
Jim Newsome, director of the South Carolina Ports Authority, is arguing for weighing containers at terminals to meet new international safety rules, but the Port of Long Beach says using on-site scales for that purpose is too much of a challenge.