Fuel surcharges, which dropped along with fuel prices in 2015 and 2016, are now rising again, putting more pressure on shipper budgets.
Political headwinds and fierce competition are challenging Port Everglades' gambit for more cargo from Asia and Mexico.
Aside from Hanjin Shipping, the Hanjin Group has a controlling share of Korean Air Lines, and its subsidiaries range from various logistics companies to universities.
The strong performance comes as flagship Mundra is wrapping up work to double container capacity.
The national carrier returned to profitability in the third fiscal quarter.
The plan follows an agreement between the Dubai-based company and Senegal in October 2015.
Signs of a container shortage are emerging with leasing companies reluctant to place orders for new containers until they get their Hanjin leased boxes back, and up to 40 percent of those units have yet to be recovered.
Spot rates in eastbound Pacific drop marginally in the second week of the Lunar New Year.
The economic impact of a challenge to Mexican trucking in the United States is small, but the debate could fuel a growing trade dispute.
The days when the largest, so-called premier carriers booked directly with beneficial cargo owners are over.