The Massachusetts Port Authority said the Conley Terminal will be upgraded with an additional berth and three new cranes, while the Boston Harbor will be dredged to accommodate 12,000-TEU vessels.
The South Korean carrier said certain providers have been charging its customers more than what it would have charged to transport cargo and has tried to intervene, taking its concern up with the Federal Maritime Commission.
The Water Resources Development Act has mostly received bipartisan support, but Democrats in the House are upset that a provision that would have protected Harbor Maintenance Tax receipts from being diverted for other uses was removed from the final draft.
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The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index jumped 27.9 percent since last week to a reading of 763.06, reflecting Hanjin’s decision to file for receivership.
The ocean carrier’s revenue declined to $3.5 billion ($3.3 billion excluding the contribution from NOL) from the $4.1 billion in the second quarter of 2015 as the persistent pressure on freight rates drove down average revenue per TEU.
The Georgia Ports Authority plans to expand its on-dock rail infrastructure to accommodate unit trains, which officials say will offer greater efficiency for shippers as far away as Chicago and St. Louis.