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 world’s two largest container shipping carriers, Maersk Line and MSC, are beefing up their presence on the transpacific trade in the wake of Hanjin Shipping filing for receivership in Korea last week.
The shipping industry is being roiled by Hanjin’s decision to file receivership, with spot rates surging, cargo being stranded on vessels, and now lawsuits are being filed by shipowners.
Following Hanjin Shipping filing for receivership, Hyundai Merchant Marine will start up two new services, one between Korea and the U.S. and one between Korea and Europe.