The Baltic Exchange Ltd. entered into exclusive talks with the Singapore Exchange Ltd., following an "attractive" proposal from the Asian bourse.
The inland river port handled 180,328 tons of waterborne cargo in April, a 23 percent year-over-year increase, the port said.
Strong language is often needed to advocate for a position, but now that progress is being made on container weight verification, people should choose their words more carefully.
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The proposed ocean carrier alliance will include Hapag-Lloyd of Germany; Japan's MOL, NYK and "K" Line; Taiwan-based Yang Ming; and South Korean line Hanjin, and could potentially add Dubai-based UASC and Korea's HMM down the road.
Scales currently used to comply with federal and state laws are acceptable for complying with the new International Maritime Organization container weight regulations due to go into effect July 1, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The ill-fated cargo ship did not have an accurate forecast of the path of Hurricane Joaquin due to delays in the BonVoyage reporting system, according to official testimony from the second round of Marine Board of Investigation hearings into the incident.