Chassis remain on US tariff list, port cranes removed

One business model difference bwtween the two pieces of equipment: US businesses are not being harmed on cranes but are on chassis. (Above: Chassis stacked in the United States.) Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Marine terminals were spared a multimillion dollar tariff that could have placed a crimp into projects to expand US...

FMC seeks definitions to resolve detention-demurrage issue

Federal Maritime Commissioner Rebecca Dye (above) said her investigation into detention and demurrage will chiefly focus on developing uniform definitions and identifying the responsibilities of ocean carriers and marine terminal operators to make containers accessible during free time. Photo credit: Ari Ashe. In her first comments since a draft report on...

Large Ocean Vessels Create Challenges for Shippers

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Ports throughout the United States are prepared to accept megaships carrying 18,000 TEUs or more, but while the larger vessels create efficiencies for maritime providers, they take more time to unload and can create bottlenecks for those at the port and the drivers hauling the loads.