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News & Analysis

03 Apr 2020
Maersk’s ability to gain greater control of shipments as they move through the supply chain is key to the largest container line transforming itself into a provider of integrated end-to-end logistics.
13 Oct 2016
Indonesia is considering a reduction in transshipment charges.
The willingness of Total Terminals International's terminal in Long Beach, pictured, to accept Hanjin Shipping containers won't be enough to solve the problem of Hanjin boxes stranded throughout Southern California.
12 Oct 2016
A Long Beach container terminal's willingness to collect Hanjin Shipping containers only solves part of the problem.
12 Oct 2016
The Savannah River channel reopened for commercial traffic Wednesday.
12 Oct 2016
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics and its Eukor Car Carriers affiliate have agreed to pay civil penalties to settle US Federal Maritime Commission allegations of wrongdoing.
German banks are estimated to account for around a quarter of the world’s $400 billion of outstanding shipping loans.
12 Oct 2016
With many container lines overleveraged and reporting losses, unsupportive lenders are another pitfall for the industry.
12 Oct 2016
The fleet of idled container ships is soaring as bankrupt South Korean container line Hanjin Shipping returns chartered vessel.
12 Oct 2016
The world’s factory will focus more on domestic consumption, and its citizens will increasingly sate their taste for foreign goods domestically.
Hanjin Shipping's T-46 terminal at the Port of Seattle, pictured, is one the locations on the US West Coast where shippers can drop off empty Hanjin-owned containers.
11 Oct 2016
Hanjin Shipping terminals in the United States will begin to accept empty Hanjin-owned containers.
11 Oct 2016
The ship’s arrival in New York is the latest sign that a slowly growing portion of the troubled liner’s fleet is finally reaching its destination.
11 Oct 2016
US exports may be finally on track for growth after two down years.
11 Oct 2016
The struggling multipurpose shipping sector shouldn’t count on a rebound in container and dry-bulk rates for a quick return to profitability.
11 Oct 2016
Steel is the world’s most important industrial material and has direct and indirect impact on breakbulk volumes.
11 Oct 2016
APM Terminals and Maersk Line have joined a consortium that is bidding to develop a new container terminal in Colombo.
11 Oct 2016
Four port operators have until Feb. 3, 2017, to submit economic proposals to design, build, and operate a container transshipment terminals near Corozal, at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal.
10 Oct 2016
Upward of 20,000 empty Hanjin containers remain scattered throughout Southern California with no place to go.
A US court ruling could provide financial relief for shippers caught up in the Hanjin Shipping fiasco.
10 Oct 2016
Hanjin Shipping cannot require payment from exporters who find another carrier to move cargo that the South Korean carrier was unable to deliver, a US bankruptcy court judge has ruled.
10 Oct 2016
The committee is scheduled to meet Oct. 23 to determine whether the 0.5 percent global cap should take effect in 2020 or be postponed till 2025.
10 Oct 2016
DP World Australia has ordered four ship-to-shore cranes for its terminals on the east coast of Australia.
10 Oct 2016
Ports from Miami to Hampton Roads resumed cargo operations Monday.
Shippers and container lines both need to pay more attention to risk management in the wake of the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy.
10 Oct 2016
Hanjin's bankruptcy has shown that it is not only shippers that need to pay attention to the financial state of their chosen carriers, alliance members also need to keep an eye on their partners.
08 Oct 2016
Shippers want assurance from ocean carrier alliances that there are emergency plans in place if one of their container lines can’t deliver its own cargo and that of its member partners.
07 Oct 2016
Shippers must be keenly aware of the financial health of their container lines, and the alliance partners of those lines, if they want avoid the type of widespread disruption experienced during the collapse of Hanjin Shipping.
07 Oct 2016
A federal judge on Friday ordered Hanjin Shipping to reveal when vessels it operates go off charter, opening them up to arrest should they enter US waters without paying off liens held against them.
07 Oct 2016
NYK Line on Friday announced that it expects to book extraordinary losses of nearly $2 billion.
07 Oct 2016
Peak season 2016 has finally arrived, and it looks like it will be short but sweet.
07 Oct 2016
Hanjin Group chairman Cho Yang-ho spreads the blame for the demise of South Korea’s largest container line.
07 Oct 2016
Several trades out of Asia are in line for rate increases as carriers try to lift prices during the low season months.
06 Oct 2016
Hanjin Shipping on Thursday gave US importers awaiting the discharge of their stranded goods a better idea of when some ships will call at a US port.
06 Oct 2016
Hyundai Merchant Marine announced Thursday commencement of a new trans-Pacific service.
06 Oct 2016
The container booking cancellation fee appears to be making its way back into container lines’ overflowing surcharge box — much to the disdain of shippers.
The deal between Pacific International Lines and Apollo LogiSolutions is the latest in a string of such agreements.
06 Oct 2016
PIL is the latest of a series of global transportation and logistics service providers seeking new growth opportunities in India.
05 Oct 2016
Hanjin ship to pick up about 1,000 empty containers in Seattle next week.
05 Oct 2016
The negative operating margin results include those of the largest container lines.
The projected path and strength of Hurricane Matthew through the weekend.
05 Oct 2016
Hurricane Matthew has disrupted vessel traffic and closed ports at Caribbean hubs and in Florida as the killer storm moves north.
The port of Shenzhen, pictured, is joining Yangtze River Delta ports as the first regions of China to institute emissions control areas.
05 Oct 2016
Ships berthed at the port of Shenzhen are now required to burn low sulfur fuel.