The agriculture shipper advocate praised container weighing methods recently outlined by the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association and G6 Alliance carriers, saying terminals nationwide should adopt similar methods.
The agricultural export group, which has been a critic of the container weight regulation implementation process, praised South Carolina Ports Authority CEO Jim Newsome for suggesting the use of port scales to obtain verified gross mass.
The Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association indicated it is close to finalizing a common approach for U.S. port terminals to weigh containers, allowing exporters to meet a new requirement designed to prevent accidents at sea or on wharves.
Ocean carriers should "embrace the obvious solution" terminal operators can offer to ensure compliance with the International Maritime Organization's new verified gross mass regulations, says Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero.
Forwarders Nippon Express and Globaltransol, as well as forage shipper ACX Global, will submit verified gross mass data through CargoSmart’s platform to comply with upcoming International Maritime Organization regulations.
Gov. Nathan Deal said the wider set of canal locks that opened Sunday will enable the Port of Savannah to reinforce its market share for all-water trade from Asia.
The Panama Canal's third lane opened for business, following Sunday's transit of the 9,472-TEU COSCO Shipping Panama.
The 9,742-TEU containership COSCO Shipping Panama began its historic passage through the expanded waterway, construction of which began back in 2007, Sunday morning.
The first commercial passage of a neopanamax containership through the new locks and third lane of the canal will occur on Sunday with the 9,472-TEU COSCO Shipping Panama.
The accumulation of high value cargo will increase as bigger ships gather for passage through the newly expanded Central American waterway, increasing insurance risk, according to a new report from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty.
The Port of Oakland commissioners have unanimously awarded Executive Director Chris Lytle a new three-year contract, keeping him on board through July 2019.
The Obama administration is rushing to help contain the turmoil roiling Europe in the aftermath of the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union (EU), with 51.9 percent of voters choosing to leave the EU, while 48.1 percent wanted to remain.