Rail & Intermodal

With chassis shortages in Los Angeles-Long Beach reaching a crisis level, a Southern California warehouseman is ready to accept and store leased empty Hanjin Shipping containers.


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

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

A strong harvest in the United States could prove crucial to helping railroads and shippers effectively reposition empty containers.
One way railroads can make their international intermodal services more cost effective is by gaining a load on the backhaul. At first glance, it’s a simple idea.

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.

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.
Hanjin Shipping told a US District Bankruptcy Court on Friday how it would handle the late return of containers.

A decision by a Brazilian regulator threatens to slow investments in rail capacity aimed at reducing bottlenecks and offering more services to shippers at Santos.

Intermodal executives aren't too excited about the outlook for demand, but it shouldn't faze shippers, who stand to gain from lower rates.
With freight demand down and declining, Class I railroad executives now say they don’t expect to see a rebound in intermodal volume until the second half of 2017.

DP World, which has a clutch of container terminals in India, is expanding its inland services in the emerging Asian economy.

The US Federal Maritime Commission has had some success in helping cargo interests minimize costs and retrieve cargo stranded by Hanjin Shipping’s bankruptcy.