The launch of the new BBC Euro-Gulf Express Line follows BBC’s addition this month of westbound capacity on its Mediterranean-America service.
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Legislation would let resin exporters load additional cargo into containers.
“We’re angry that the port authority is acting like a real estate broker instead of trying to help the industry.”
“Bring your cargo, it’s going to be fine.”
US Gulf ports are angling for a share of the increased exports, and shippers of cotton and other commodities worry resins will absorb limited container and ship capacity.
New Panama Canal services from Asia are helping to fuel steady growth in Gulf ports’ single-digit share of US containerized imports.
Until now, Mammoet has worked in the region on a project basis.
US Customs and Border Protection sided with the oil and gas industry over Jones Act supporters in the first major test of how the act’s US-flag shipping requirements will be interpreted under the...
Weco, formerly known as Nordana Lines, exited the Americas-Mediterranean trade in March.
“These underlying volumes offer great opportunities to other shippers who can utilize our steady westbound capacity.”
The carrier says its China express service continues to attract premium rates.
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