International Logistics

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.

East and Southeast Asia, home to many of the world's largest ports, showed little improvement in productivity from 2014 to 2016.
Productivity levels at the world’s top 30 container ports have shown little sign of improvement over the past two years, and ports in several regions are showing worrying levels of decline.

What happens at the farm level is monitored carefully for the potential impact that will manifest further down the supply chain.

Although advancements in equipment, refrigeration systems, and software and technology help to mitigate risks, a dynamic global cold chain in perpetual flux means there are always new challenges to confront.

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.


With the crisis unlikely to abate soon, complaints of inappropriate pricing practices related to Hanjin Shipping cargo will most likely continue to surface.
Hanjin Shipping told a bankruptcy court in Newark, New Jersey, on Friday that railways, terminal operators, and container lessors are price gouging the South Korean line’s shippers by asking those cargo owners to pay more than usual to bring freight into US ports, in the wake of Hanjin’s recent bankruptcy filing.