Maritime News

Rapid advances in technology, coupled with e-commerce expansion, will magnify pressure on shippers, 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.

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.

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.

There are no negative consequences to the shipper for its container missing a ship. For the ocean carrier, the costs are huge.


A prominent Russian maritime lawyer said the companies should appeal the decision in the hopes of having the decision overturned.

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.