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The failure of Hanjin Shipping has raised profound questions regarding the risks of ocean container transportation in corporate boardrooms throughout the world.

News & Analysis

23 Sep 2016
A federal bankruptcy judge on Friday agreed that non-vessel-operating common carriers should be covered by part of a protective order granted two weeks ago that was intended to help smooth the release of tens of thousands of containers trapped on Hanjin Shipping vessels and terminals around the globe.
The costs and liability for Hanjin Shipping containers have been some of the biggest concerns for members of the supply chain since the world's seventh-largest container line went bankrupt.
23 Sep 2016
Hanjin Shipping told a US District Bankruptcy Court Friday how it would handle the late return of containers.
23 Sep 2016
Trans-Pacific spot rates remained stuck in a narrow range this week even though the trade was roiled by the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy and vessels are approaching full utilization.
23 Sep 2016
Asia-Pacific container lines could be in the best position they have been in for years when contract talks start later this year.
One way for container lines to cut costs without impacting service is technology, but the current market means some efforts have been put on hold or abandoned.
23 Sep 2016
An intense focus on cost cutting by carriers is having an impact on customers.
22 Sep 2016
“K” Line accuses APL Logistics of telling the latter’s customers that the Japanese container line could go bankrupt.
Krishnapatnam Port, pictured, says it can cut a week off transit times for some shippers using Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
22 Sep 2016
Krishnapatnam Port is targeting western hinterlands served by Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, the country's biggest public container handler.
22 Sep 2016
Maersk Group will be reorganized into two separate divisions, with the synergy efforts expected to deliver cost savings of around $600 million over the next three years.
21 Sep 2016
Transportation and logistics firms are seeking to capitalize on new business opportunities emerging in Indonesia.
Although the Hanjin Shipping crisis has challenged the global supply chain, it also provides lessons for shippers unique to national and regional industry dynamics.
21 Sep 2016
Hanjin Shipping’s bankruptcy filing has once again exposed how fragile the new chassis regime is in the United States.