Trucking Logistics

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

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.

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

Application program interfaces allow software to aggregate and track myriad and diverse data points, which in supply chains allows for greater supply chain visibility and control.
Web-based technology that will help shippers get a clearer view of freight as it moves through less-than-truckload pipelines is being added to the SMC3 Platform.

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.

An effort to get approval for heavier trucks on Texan roadways failed in the legislature in 2015, but a second effort is now underway.
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.
Hanjin Shipping’s bankruptcy filing has once again exposed how fragile the new chassis regime is in the United States.

The US Department of Transportation laid down guidelines this week for manufacturers of automated vehicles that provide a clearer path forward for autonomous trucks.