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Business, Logistics, TCA

Port Manatee Enjoys Record-Breaking Year for Volume, Cargo Tons

Port Manatee

Port Manatee set records for container volume and cargo tons moved during its recently completed fiscal year, besting marks set in 2010 for both categories.

Mike Garbett | The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald
October 11, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Port Manatee Sets Container Volume Record With Two Months to Go

Del Monte Port Manatee

Container volume at Florida's Port Manatee reached a full-year record for the first 10 months of its current fiscal year.

The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald
August 8, 2017
Business

US Ocean Imports Set to Grow Amid Glut in Container Capacity

Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

While Asian-U.S. imports and exports are due to rise in 2017, an overcapacity of containerships will continue to create problems for the ocean freight industry this year.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2017
TCA

Samsung Builds World's Largest Containership

Mitsui OSK Lines

South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries set a new world record by completing the world’s largest containership, SHI and customer Mitsui OSK Lines said.

Ben Kritz | The Manila Times (Philippines)
March 28, 2017
Government, Business

Sen. John Thune Seeks FMC Examination of SOLAS Amendments

Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

The chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee has asked the Federal Maritime Commission to examine a controversial requirement that shippers weigh and certify the precise weight of every container loaded onto an ocean vessel.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 23, 2016
Business, Logistics

Ocean Carriers, Six Ports Reach Deal on Container Weight Procedures

Todd Lappin/Flickr

Container carriers that belong to the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association trade group and six ports have announced the first united approach to meeting new international freight weight requirements that take effect July 1.

Transport Topics
May 20, 2016
Business, Logistics

Container Shipping Firms' Costs Soar on New Fuel Rules, New Report Shows

SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News

COPENHAGEN — Container shipping firms' annual costs have risen by a total $500 million due to new sulfur emissions regulations that have forced vessels to use higher-cost fuel, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development said in a May 19 report.

Ole Mikkelsen | Reuters
May 19, 2016
Business

Groups Fear New Container Rules Could Create Supply Chain Havoc

Bison Group Ltd.

Truckers and shipper groups said they fear that a lack of awareness about new mandatory international container weighing rules could create havoc in the supply chain when they take effect July 1.

Rip Watson | Senior Reporter
January 4, 2016
Business, Logistics

Top Container-Leasing Firms Agree to Merge

John Sommers II for TT

Triton Container International and TAL International Group have agreed to a merger, creating the world’s largest lessor of intermodal shipping containers with a combined fleet of nearly 5 million 20-foot equivalent units and revenue earning assets of $8.7 billion.

Transport Topics
November 17, 2015
Business, Logistics

Developers Converting Shipping Containers Into Structures for Business, Residential Use

Andres Garcia Lachner

There is nothing glamorous about shipping containers. Their existence generally is one of sheer duty, hauling cargo from one point to another.

Dan Calabrese | Special to Transport Topics
August 31, 2015

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