International Logistics

Even the immediate withdrawal of 150,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units of capacity on the Asia-Mediterranean trade after the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping could not lift rates for a sustained period of time.
Container shipping on Asia-Europe enters its slack season that will last until the pre-Chinese New Year pick up.

Concerns still remain on the holdouts, IT issues, and accuracy of declarations related to SOLAS container weight rule.


APL Logistics and its parent company have retracted statements made by their employees that said “K” Line could go bankrupt, after the Japanese container line threatened legal action.

Two more Hanjin Shipping vessels are heading for the Port of New York and New Jersey.

Rapid advances in technology, coupled with e-commerce expansion, will magnify pressure on shippers and logistics companies to deliver for customers.

The failure of Hanjin Shipping is just the latest example of the importance of supply chain durability and versatility.
Largest US logistics provider to scrutinize vessel-sharing agreements, urges more "resilient" supply chain strategies.

Japan is seeking to re-establish a leading position of investment and influence in Africa.

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.