International Logistics

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.

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.


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

Damco's new CEO Klaus Rud Sejling has held positions within the Maersk Group across its transportation and energy divisions.
Damco has named a long-time executive as its new CEO as the company’s parent Maersk Group reorganizes itself.

Shippers are being urged to have a good look at the financial situation of carriers before committing their cargo, but that is going to be a complicated procedure.

A US federal maritime commissioner on Monday said that alliances may have to prove they have emergency procedures in case a member carrier collapses after Hanjin Shipping did just that.

Flexport, one of the many startups that has taken on the daunting task of digitizing freight transportation, got a cash infusion Monday.

Application program interfaces allow software to aggregate and track myriad and diverse data points, which in supply chains allows for greater supply chain visibility and control.
Web-based technology that will help shippers get a clearer view of freight as it moves through less-than-truckload pipelines is being added to the SMC3 Platform.

SeaLand announced Monday it has added the Port of Hueneme, California, to its weekly west coast Central America service.