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26 Sep 2016
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.
26 Sep 2016
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.
26 Sep 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.
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.
23 Sep 2016
Eight dockworkers boarded a container ship berthed at Santos as part of ongoing industrial action in the harbor.
With the crisis unlikely to abate soon, complaints of inappropriate pricing practices related to Hanjin Shipping cargo will most likely continue to surface.
23 Sep 2016
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.
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 on Friday how it would handle the late return of containers.
US Customs and Border Protection has given the Advanced Qualified Unlading Approval pilot program a thumbs up.
23 Sep 2016
US importers stand to see faster clearance of their containers as Customs and Border Protection expands a pilot providing pre-clearance of shipments from four ports to every port in the country.
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.