Hanjin collapse drives ocean rates up 50% overnight

02 September update: Reports coming in from around the world indicate that the Jebel Ali port in Dubai, the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Seattle on the US west coast are all barring Hanjin ships from docking. Additionally, it has been reported that Hanjin has ordered vessels currently at sea to stay at […]

Amazon Global Logistics

Amazon has been much in the news lately, as it has moved toward its own air network, and its own trucking fleet. Today brings the news that ocean has now joined air and road on the e-commerce giant’s “To Do” list. The US Federal Maritime Commission granted a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) license to an […]

DHL-GF boards the train… and the ship

DHL Global Forwarding, the forwarding arm of Deutsche Post DHL, launched rail service connecting eastern China with eastern Europe. It seems like only yesterday that DB Schenker announced a trial rail service to connect China with Europe – an announcement that was met with widespread skepticism. But Schenker’s gamble paid off, and soon other forwarders […]

What next?

For any airline with cargo capacity available on the trans-Pacific lane, February was a very good month. As we reported last week, our analysis of February results from some of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports led us to conclude that while there may have been a modest impact from the timing of the […]

Troubled waters

Okay, the trouble is actually on the shore, where labor relations at the US West Coast ocean ports are approaching a meltdown, but it has the potential to bring ocean shipping to a halt at the region’s ports. After months of steadily increasing backlogs due to slowdowns by port workers unhappy with contract negotiations, The […]
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