PierPass and WCMTOA Implement August 1 TMF Increase

PierPass, a non-profit company that seeks to create greater port efficiency and sustainability, and the West Coast Marine Terminal Operator Agreement (WCMTOA) have announced an increase to the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long

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COSCO Likely to Acquire OOCL for $6.3 Billion

COSCO Shipping has paired with Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) in a consolidated effort to purchase Orient Overseas International Ltd. (OOIL), the holding company overseeing Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL). The proposed deal would pay OOIL $10.07 per share, which

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Maersk and APM Terminals Close to Resuming Normal Operations

In its latest press release, Maersk announced that it is nearly recovered from the cyber-attack that left the company’s IT systems in disarray earlier this week. Certain business units and processes are still not fully operational. Here is an outline

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Maersk Booking System and Terminals Slowly Recovering

Though numerous Maersk systems remain offline as a result of Tuesday’s cyber-attack, the company is now accepting bookings from customers who utilize the INTTRA system. Bookings made on INTTRA are likely to take longer than normal to process, but the

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Cyber-Attack Freezes Maersk’s Quoting and Booking Systems

Maersk and APM Terminal operations remain in a critical state as a result of cyber-attack Petya, the virus that has halted operations at nearly ten multinational corporations. In their latest press release, Maersk outlined the following points: Multiple Maersk IT

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Maersk the Latest Victim of Multinational Cyber-Attack

Maersk and its associated APM Terminals are the latest victims of the Petya Virus, a cyber-attack that commenced at daybreak Tuesday, June 27th in the Ukraine and Russia. The virus has already disrupted the operations of six multinational companies and

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Drawback and Reconciliation Updates for ACE – CBP Announces Deadlines

Mark your calendars! Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced July 8, 2017 as the effective date for transition to make the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) the sole electronic data interchange (EDI) system authorized by the Commissioner of CBP for processing electronic

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Japanese Carriers Merge into ONE, Ocean Network Express

Japan’s three major shipping lines announced plans to merge into a single, consolidated joint venture company; the timing, however, remains in question.  “K” Line, MOL, and NYK Lines intended to establish the Ocean Network Express (ONE) by April of 2018,

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Hapag and UASC Solidify Merger Agreement

Hapag-Lloyd (Hapag) and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) have agreed to the terms of a merger that is expected to be completed by the end of the 3rd quarter. The merger will combine the 118 services of Hapag and the

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Food Importers Face FSVP Deadline, May 30, 2017

Attention food importers! The May 30 deadline to comply with FDA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) is mandatory and right around the corner. The Food Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) rule is intended to be a flexible, risk-based program to verify

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