The commission said it has “reasonable grounds” to suspect the carriers engaged in collusive practices to fix incremental cargo rates from Asia to South Africa.
The head of the largest freight brokerage in North America told American Shipper this week that capital fueling acquisitions and new technology will push his company and industry as a whole.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation criticized the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) saying it was told by CBP that it had concerns crew could try and jump ship due to the Hanjin situation.
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The South Korean carrier said certain providers have been charging its customers more than what it would have charged to transport cargo and has tried to intervene, taking its concern up with the Federal Maritime Commission.
Several ocean carriers have decided to launch various routes in order to fill the void from Hanjin’s halted operation.
The now insolvent South Korean ocean carrier released a status update Monday on the 97 vessels it operates, which illustrated that 59 of these vessels are still waiting in open sea.