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  • Industry experts pinpoint threats to reefer shippers, carriers

    Journal of Commerce - Sep 24, 2016 9:00AM EDT - Sat Sep 24 13:00:29 UTC 2016

    Risk is inherent in today’s global cold chains. More temperature-controlled products are transiting the world than ever before, in every mode of transportation, and much of it is high-value, time-sensitive and, in some cases, dangerous to consumers’ health if spoiled or tainted. Although advancements in equipment, refrigeration systems, and software...

  • Hapag-Lloyd CEO extends projection timetable for recovery

    Journal of Commerce - Sep 24, 2016 9:00AM EDT - Sat Sep 24 13:00:03 UTC 2016

    In his September 2015 keynote address at the JOC Container Trade Europe Conference in Hamburg, Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen painted a cautiously optimistic picture for his industry, predicting some sort of recovery within 18 months. Standing on the same stage a year later, Habben Jansen acknowledged that prediction with a...

  • US protection extended to NVOCCs hit by Hanjin collapse

    Journal of Commerce - Sep 23, 2016 7:25PM EDT - Fri Sep 23 23:25:42 UTC 2016

    A federal bankruptcy judge on Friday agreed that non-vessel-operating common carriers should be covered by part of a protective order granted two weeks ago that was intended to help smooth the release of tens of thousands of containers trapped on Hanjin Shipping vessels and terminals around the globe. But the judge...

  • Wildcat strike temporarily shutters Santos after dockers storm ship

    Journal of Commerce - Sep 23, 2016 5:19PM EDT - Fri Sep 23 21:19:31 UTC 2016

    [caption]Santos stevedores mill about outside the port as part of a wildcat strike Thursday, September 22, 2016. Credit: Paulo Passos[/caption]Several dockworkers stormed a container ship berthed at Santos as part of ongoing industrial action in the harbor and were promptly arrested, triggering a walkout by dockworkers at all the terminals...

  • Hanjin: Rails, terminals and container lessors gouging US shippers

    Journal of Commerce - Sep 23, 2016 5:18PM EDT - Fri Sep 23 21:18:07 UTC 2016

    Hanjin Shipping told a bankruptcy court in Newark, New Jersey Friday that railways, terminal operators and container lessors are 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. Other media...

  • Hanjin says it won't charge US shippers for late return of containers

    Journal of Commerce - Sep 23, 2016 4:22PM EDT - Fri Sep 23 20:22:11 UTC 2016

    [caption]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.[/caption]NEWARK, New Jersey — Hanjin Shipping told a US District Bankruptcy Court Friday that it would not charge shippers for late return...

  • Faster Customs clearance for US ocean imports expanded nationwide

    Journal of Commerce - Sep 23, 2016 3:16PM EDT - Fri Sep 23 19:16:18 UTC 2016

    [caption]US Customs and Border Protection has given the Advanced Qualified Unlading Approval pilot program a thumbs up.[/caption]US importers stand to see faster clearance of their containers as Customs and Border Protection expands a pilot providing pre-clearance of shipments from four ports to every port in the country. Instead of requiring vessels...

  • High ship utilization unable to lift trans-Pacific spot rates

    Journal of Commerce - Sep 23, 2016 2:00PM EDT - Fri Sep 23 18:00:09 UTC 2016

    [caption]The rush of liners to provide capacity to replace Hanjin Shipping and grab market share has prevented regular increases in trans-Pacific spot rates since the bankruptcy.[/caption]Trans-Pacific spot rates remained stuck in a narrow range this week even though the trade was roiled by the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy and vessels are...

  • Ruling threatens to slow Santos containerized rail investments

    Journal of Commerce - Sep 23, 2016 12:36PM EDT - Fri Sep 23 16:36:40 UTC 2016

    [caption]Rumo Logistica will most likely fight the ruling in court.[/caption]A decision by a Brazilian regulator threatens to slow investments in containerzied rail capacity aimed at reducing bottlenecks and offering more services to shippers at Santos, South America’s busiest port. The Federal Public Ministry, which oversees various concession processes and rules on...

  • Texas legislators to consider higher truck weights

    Journal of Commerce - Sep 23, 2016 6:00AM EDT - Fri Sep 23 10:00:00 UTC 2016

    [caption]An effort to get approval for heavier trucks on Texan roadways failed in the legislature in 2015, but a second effort is now underway.[/caption]A heavyweight fight is shaping up in the Texas Legislature over proposals to allow trucks to carry heavier loads over the state’s highways. In one corner are producers...

  • Asia-Europe liners entering contract season in best shape in four years

    Journal of Commerce - Sep 23, 2016 5:55AM EDT - Fri Sep 23 09:55:53 UTC 2016

    [caption]Container lines could have the upper hand in upcoming Asia-Europe contract talks as shippers remain wary of getting caught up in another Hanjin Shipping-like crisis.[/caption]Container lines on the Asia-Europe trade will be in a relatively strong position when they go into contract negotiations later this year with skittish shippers sure...

  • Cargill says liner cost-cutting hurting service further

    Journal of Commerce - Sep 23, 2016 12:19AM EDT - Fri Sep 23 04:19:33 UTC 2016

    [caption]One way for container lines to cut costs without impacting service is technology, but the current market means some efforts have been put on hold or abandoned.[/caption]Container shipping lines are pouring enormous energy into bringing down their costs and capitalizing on the low bunker price environment, which is a small...

  • US export surge and bumper ag forecast raise trans-Pacific hopes

    Journal of Commerce - Sep 22, 2016 6:13PM EDT - Thu Sep 22 22:13:26 UTC 2016

    [caption]As with much of the transportation industry, there is still too much uncertainty to say with any assuredness how things will develop in the coming months on the US export trade.[/caption]August container volumes released this past week by US West Coast ports are raising hopes that the long US export...

  • US intermodal rebound seen even farther down tracks

    Journal of Commerce - Sep 22, 2016 5:02PM EDT - Thu Sep 22 21:02:03 UTC 2016

    [caption]Intermodal executives aren't too excited about the outlook for demand, but it shouldn't faze shippers, who stand to gain from lower rates.[/caption]HOUSTON — 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...

  • "K" Line accuses APL Logistics of falsely telling shippers bankruptcy possible

    Journal of Commerce - Sep 22, 2016 4:20PM EDT - Thu Sep 22 20:20:31 UTC 2016

    [caption]Rumors around the financial health of “K” Line have been circulating for weeks.[/caption]“K” Line accuses APL Logistics of telling the latter’s customers that the Japanese container line could go bankrupt, an allegation that underscores how sensitive the container shipping industry is after Hanjin Shipping’s collapse three weeks ago. In a Thursday...

  • Houston clears Hanjin import containers for pickup

    Journal of Commerce - Sep 22, 2016 1:10PM EDT - Thu Sep 22 17:10:57 UTC 2016

    [caption]The last batch of Hanjin Shipping containers that arrived at the Port of Houston have been cleared for pickup.[/caption]The Port of Houston Authority said Hanjin Shipping containers at the port have been cleared for release to importers following the bankrupt carrier’s payment of terminal charges. The port authority had been awaiting...

  • DP World adds more intermodal services at key Indian ports

    Journal of Commerce - Sep 22, 2016 12:53PM EDT - Thu Sep 22 16:53:30 UTC 2016

    [caption]Container Rail Road Services trains like the one pictured will become a more regular occurrence at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust and Mundra.[/caption]DP World, which has a clutch of container terminals in India, is expanding its inland services in the emerging Asian economy as part of what the company called an...

  • DP World aims to make Canada’s Saint John gateway for US imports

    Journal of Commerce - Sep 22, 2016 12:32PM EDT - Thu Sep 22 16:32:53 UTC 2016

    [caption]Port St. John, pictured, could one day emerge as a gateway to consumer markets in the US northeast.[/caption]DP World plans to transform Saint John, New Brunswick, into an alternative gateway for containerized imports bound for the US Northeast, much like the Dubai-based terminal operator’s Port of Prince Rupert facility on...

  • Top ports by continent: Why and how they plan to stay ahead

    Journal of Commerce - Sep 22, 2016 12:08PM EDT - Thu Sep 22 16:08:35 UTC 2016

    The top ports of each continent owe their success to a number of factors unique to their geography, global trade patterns, corporate management, and state support. However, a few commonalities also emerge, such as proximity to a local consumer market, strong access to the hinterland, and high levels of productivity....

  • Chinese container port volume growth spurs recovery speculation

    Journal of Commerce - Sep 22, 2016 11:21AM EDT - Thu Sep 22 15:21:33 UTC 2016

    [caption]The port of Shanghai, pictured, is the largest in China and the world.[/caption]China’s main ports booked strong year-over-year growth in container throughput in August, fueling speculation of a possible trade recovery for the second half of the year in the world’s second-largest economy. The country’s top eight ports handled a combined...

Posted: 23 May 2012, last updated 23 May 2012

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