Container shipping is set for a gradual recovery after hitting bottom with the collapse of Hanjin Shipping, but the road ahead is anything but smooth.
Maersk Line is ramping up its feeder operations at Kakinada Port, an emerging alternative cargo gateway on India’s east coast.
Los Angeles and Long Beach have served as a laboratory for creative measures to cope with the growing container volumes and the surges of cargo from mega-ships that have also challenged other US ports.
Trans-Pacific service contracts in early 2017 will have the shadow of Hanjin falling over the negotiations.
Analyst questions the value to incumbent Asia-US operators of Hanjin's trans-Pacific network.
US regulators are increasing funding for driver-training schools and institutions serving veterans while pushing a pilot program that would license under-21 ex-military drivers.
A system aims to provide a single collection point for information on container status, vessel schedules, and empty-container returns, among other information.
US shippers may be concerned about trucking rate hikes in 2017 and 2018, but pricing power isn't likely to slip away from them soon.
Ashley Furniture asked the court to allow an “administrative freeze” on payments owed to Hanjin for services that were only partially provided as a result of the carrier’s failure to fulfill contractual obligations.