Drayage is the retrieval of shipping containers from ports and hauling them to inland locations such as rail heads, distribution centers, or stores. It is one of the most important, yet fraught, parts of the supply chain. Many ports in the U.S. struggle to position chassis efficiently, and chassis shortages are a key contributor to port congestion. The issue of chassis maintenance and repair is also a sticking point in employer negotiations with longshore labor unions.

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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.
An effort to get approval for heavier trucks on Texan roadways failed in the legislature in 2015, but a second effort is now underway.
23 Sep 2016
A heavyweight fight is shaping up in the Texas Legislature over proposals to allow trucks to carry heavier loads over the state’s highways.
Although the Hanjin Shipping crisis has challenged the global supply chain, it also provides lessons for shippers unique to national and regional industry dynamics.
21 Sep 2016
Hanjin Shipping’s bankruptcy filing has once again exposed how fragile the new chassis regime is in the United States.
Extended gate hours at the Port of Oakland, pictured, are pulling down costs for shippers and driving up productivity.
20 Sep 2016
Beneficial cargo owners and truckers in Northern California support extended gate hours at Oakland's largest terminal.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust hopes to raise funds for infrastructure improvements that will help stop truck queues such as the one pictured, and prevent other issues that drag on productivity throughout the harbor.
20 Sep 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust is seeking regulatory approval to increase tariffs.
Trucks make an average of 2,300 trips a day through the Port of New Orleans' container terminal.
13 Sep 2016
New Orleans has become the latest US port to launch a program to help drayage truck owners finance replacement of older vehicles with newer, less-polluting models.
13 Sep 2016
Acquisition of C&V Trucking adds drivers, terminal in Southern New England, and helps carrier optimize network for hour-of-service compliance.
13 Sep 2016
India’s top port is continuing to work intensely to improve productivity after a tumultuous 2015.
08 Sep 2016
One of the largest container depots at the Port of New York and New Jersey has begun accepting empty containers of bankrupt Hanjin Shipping.