Rapid advances in technology, coupled with e-commerce expansion, will magnify pressure on shippers, logistics companies to deliver for customers.


The failure of Hanjin Shipping is just the latest example of the importance of supply chain durability and versatility.
Largest US logistics provider to scrutinize vessel-sharing agreements, urges more "resilient" supply chain strategies.

Japan is seeking to re-establish a leading position of investment and influence in Africa.

Khalifa Port, pictured, will be able to handle 15 million 20-foot-equivalent units annually when complete.
Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Port is continuing its upward march.

The challenges of the Hanjin Shipping collapse are often unique to the position of actors in the supply chain.
Trucking companies that regularly hauled containers for Hanjin Shipping may end up losing tens of thousands of dollars.

The acquisition of APC Logistics means C.H. Robinson will be moving more freight though ports in Oceania, such as Napier, New Zealand, pictured.
E-commerce and the need for density in trade lanes is pushing expansion of the global network of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, the largest US logistics operator.

Subsidies from Beijing gives air cargo hubs in China a cost structure that is hard for regional competitors such as Hong Kong to match.

Hapag-Lloyd ordered 5,750 new refrigerated containers in mid-September.
The refrigerated trade is a lone bright spot in a global liner shipping industry that is struggling to find profitability.

Angry dockers in Santos that are disrupting operations at four Santos container terminals have stepped up their rhetoric.

Container owners have released a list aimed at making it easier for shippers and transportation providers to return containers leased to Hanjin Shipping.