The Russian cargo airline launched its new Houston-Abu Dhabi freight service this week.
However, the International Maritime Organization's Maritime Safety Committee said there should be no delay in the implementation of the verified gross mass rule.
South Korean shipping conglomerate Hyundai Merchant Marine, which said it is continuing efforts to stabilize its business, predicts that normalization of its business is only a matter of time.
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More than 100 neopanamax ships have already made reservations to transit the waterway's new larger locks following the historic inauguration and first voyage, according to the Panama Canal Administration.
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.
United Kingdom-based chilled food distribution solutions provider NFT opened the largest temperature-controlled quayside distribution hub in Europe at the Port of Tilbury.