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The Port of Felixstowe will offer a container weighing service to ensure UK shippers are able to comply with the new SOLAS container weight regulation that will be enforced from July 1, and to avoid potential export disruption.

SOLAS VGM IMO container weight
In an indication of the range of issues that remain to be resolved in the U.S. before the SOLAS container weight rule takes effect in July, a public meeting of U.S. federal agencies, carriers, terminals and shippers (and media) will meet later this month in Washington under the auspices of the Federal Maritime Commission.

Amazon’s ambitions to take more control of its container shipping have become more apparent after the e-commerce giant filed an application with the Shanghai Shipping Exchange to be forwarder on 12 major routes and a 2013 internal proposal reveals its vision for a global delivery network.

Maher Terminals, the largest container terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey, is continuing to pursue litigation claiming it’s being unfairly charged higher rent than adjacent APM Terminals.

Shipping Corporation of India almost doubled its third-fiscal quarter net profit as cost savings, driven by lower bunker fuel prices and a change in depreciation provision, more than offset sluggish global trade and a marginal decline in operating revenue.

Kamarajar Port Limited, which runs the port at Ennore in the state of Tamil Nadu on India’s eastern coast, is investing close to $1.2 billion in five projects that will add its first container terminal and nearly double capacity over the coming three years.

A massive increase in flower volumes destined for the U.S. reflects an increasing e-commerce capability that has allowed buyers to source directly from farmers.

Air India and Air New Zealand are the last two defendants in a long-running antitrust litigation brought against nearly 30 providers of air cargo services, but a nasty surprise could be in store for the carriers in a trial scheduled for September.

Truck drivers who have been using a secondary access road to reach a major intermodal complex in the Chicago area have been forced to cope with longer turn times, fewer trips and higher costs — and they won’t be seeing any relief any time soon.

Canadian Pacific Railway CEO E. Hunter Harrison said Wednesday he will abandon a proposed takeover of Norfolk Southern Railway if shareholders at the Virginia railroad fail to pressure their board to sit down at the negotiating table with their Canadian counterparts.

SOLAS VGM IMO container weight
Maritime NZ, New Zealand’s maritime authority, is seeking stakeholder comments until March 11 on draft guidelines for compliance with the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea verified gross mass amendment.

Container traffic at the Port of Oakland in January soared 38.5 percent compared to January 2015, indicating the market share that the Northern California port lost during the coastwide labor disruptions last year has been regained.

Roadrunner Transportation Systems is adding less-than-truckload network capacity in Texas and Memphis and offering a guaranteed delivery service to expand business with industrial shippers.