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18 Sep 2020
Amidst confusion involving blank sailings, extra-loaders, and announcements this past week by government regulatory agencies in Beijing and Washington, spot rates in the eastbound trans-Pacific continued to climb higher.
Container manufacturers might actually benefit from the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping because shippers are trying to ensure they have adequate container capacity now that the fate of Hanjin boxes is in limbo.
01 Sep 2016
The Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy isn’t just delaying containerized freight shipments, it’s stranding empty containers.
01 Sep 2016
North American railroads are sending mixed messages to shippers coping with the fallout of the recent Hanjin Shipping line collapse.
01 Sep 2016
Hanjin Shipping’s collapse has left US motor carriers and intermodal equipment providers scrambling to limit their financial exposure and wondering what to do.
Hyundai Merchant Marine will cooperate with a government emergency response team formed to cope with the fallout of Hanjin Shipping's bankruptcy.
01 Sep 2016
Hyundai Merchant Marine plans to help shield South Korean shippers and its logistics sectors from the repercussions of Hanjin Shipping entering receivership.
01 Sep 2016
CMA CGM has drawn up a contingency plan to protect customers from any fallout from the collapse of Hanjin Shipping.
01 Sep 2016
Shippers woke Thursday to a nightmare scenario.
01 Sep 2016
A merger between Hanjin and HMM now seems to have the backing of the state.
31 Aug 2016
Some North American marine terminals have refused to work Hanjin Shipping vessels for fear they will not be compensated.
31 Aug 2016
Japanese shipping group "K" Line has set up a joint venture with India’s J.M. Baxi Group.
31 Aug 2016
Sharp spot rate increases could take effect as soon as Thursday.
The idle container ship fleet continues to rise despite efforts to cut it down through scrapping.
31 Aug 2016
The idle container ship fleet remains above 1 million 20-foot-equivalent units and is still rising.
Being in the red for four of the last five years has caught up to Hanjin Shipping.
31 Aug 2016
Debt-stricken Hanjin Shipping will file for court protection after losing the support of its banks unhappy with its restructuring efforts.
30 Aug 2016
Few things spook shippers more than the potential for a ship to be arrested in port, something Hanjin has reportedly faced and may see more of as creditors come collecting.
30 Aug 2016
A merger of Hanjin and HMM is in the national interest, believes the Korea Shipowners Association.
As vessel alliances change, SPRC of Colombia, pictured, and ports around the world will face new challenges.
30 Aug 2016
The days of multiuser container terminals could be coming to an end, according to the head of a Colombian container terminal.
30 Aug 2016
Mediterranean Shipping Co. has introduced a new container service between India and Africa to “improve transit times and enhance delivery to those destinations.”
30 Aug 2016
Samskip, the Icelandic shipping and logistics group, has bought Norway’s Euro Container Line.
30 Aug 2016
The Korea Exchange has asked the country’s largest carrier for clarification on media reports that it has lost the support of South Korean banks.
29 Aug 2016
An 11-year high tide combined with beach erosion to shut down South America’s busiest port and cast doubt on plans to dredge deeper so the port can handle larger ships.
29 Aug 2016
It took years longer than expected, but CMA CGM is on its way to transforming the container transshipment terminal in Kingston, Jamaica, into a regional powerhouse.
29 Aug 2016
Maersk Line launched a new feeder service to the western Chinese port city of Yibin.
Eimskip is working to expand its global presence and pad its bottom line through acquisitions and space-sharing agreements.
29 Aug 2016
Eimskip is on the acquisition trail again.
29 Aug 2016
Volatile Asia-Europe freight rates don't help anyone in the market, shippers say.
29 Aug 2016
There is a glimmer of light at the end of the Hanjin tunnel as its main charterer agrees to a deal and foreign banks delay debt repayments.
27 Aug 2016
Automotive interests press for efficient planning by supply chain partners to help ports keep up with volume.
Container lines focused on calling at Caribbean ports such as St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, pictured, have found themselves facing stronger competition from global majors.
26 Aug 2016
Caribbean container ship operators have tried to rationalize vessel capacity, but their efforts have failed to curb the decline in rates.
The financial benefits of a merger between Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Company could begin to materialize for both liners as soon as next year.
26 Aug 2016
Hapag-Lloyd shareholders Friday paved the way to a merger with United Arab Shipping Company and creation of the world’s fifth-largest container shipping line.
Trans-Pacific volumes have been respectable this year, but they have still been unable to catch up with capacity introduced by container lines in the recent past.
26 Aug 2016
Vessels carrying peak-season imports from Asia are filling up.
Although Rickmers Holding has backed away from this merger, the company signaled it remained open to other opportunities that might present themselves.
26 Aug 2016
Germany’s Rickmers Holding and ER Capital have dropped plans to merge their ship management operations.
26 Aug 2016
Matson will build two container/roll-on, roll-off ships.
The Port of Hong Kong, pictured, is just one of the many top ports that will soon find themselves facing new challenges on a number of fronts.
26 Aug 2016
The reign of container terminals as profit leaders in supply chains is under pressure.
26 Aug 2016
The weather system currently extends from eastern Cuba north to the central Bahamas.
The cash from Korean Air Lines is separate from an earlier announced plan to raise liquidity at Hanjin Shipping.
26 Aug 2016
Korean Air Lines is swooping in to support Hanjin Shipping.
The days of questions about zero freight on the Asia-Europe trade may be gone, but the market is still a difficult one for container lines.
26 Aug 2016
It may not seem like it, but there has been an upward trend in Asia-Europe freight rates since the March lows.
Singamas manufactured 112,599 less containers in the first half of 2016 than 2015.
26 Aug 2016
The world’s No. 2 container maker, slumped to a loss in the first half of 2016.