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Canada’s Port Saint John Container tonnage up 102 per cent at end of May 2013

Port Saint John, NB

Saint John (NB) – For the fifth consecutive month, Port Saint John reports significant tonnage increases in a number of sectors of Port traffic for the month of May, with an overall increase of one per cent over the same period in 2012.

Port Saint John is Eastern Canada’s largest […]


Federal Maritime Commission proposes new rules for Ocean Transportation Intermediaries

On May 31, 2013, the United States Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a wide-ranging proposed rulemaking significantly affecting the licensing, financial responsibility and duties of Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (OTIs).

There are approximately 5,700 OTIs, including domestic and foreign Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) and ocean freight forwarders, operating in United States trades. All will be […]