New Jersey’s effort to crack down on what it sees as the misclassification of workers as independent contractors rather than employees continued Monday with the signing of six classification bills.
The new year has hardly gotten off to a quiet start for shippers using DP World’s four Australian terminals as industrial action by dock workers and an increase in port charges has thrown up fresh challenges.
India continues its march to bring transparency and efficiency to logistics costs, with the latest move allowing shippers to bypass carriers when settling terminal handling charges.
Any initiative to extend the marine terminal gate hours at the Port of New York and New Jersey would likely need to address the fact that many small and medium-sized warehouses that serve the port operate only during the day.
Importers and exporters shipping with CMA CGM are being offered a matchmaking service that will allow them to leverage the carrier’s global network in search of new markets.
Customers and service providers of container shipping companies have again voiced their opposition to the European Commission’s decision to extend the carrier block exemption for another four years.
In an effort to recoup low-sulfur mandate costs, some containers lines pushing higher fuel surcharges while easing base spot cargo rates, while others are posting more moderate increases in fuel surcharges and trying to keep freight rates steady.
A secret shopper study of top forwarders by an equipment marketplace provider finds that most are uninterested in providing shipper-owned container options to small or unknown shipper customers.