A new Visibility Benchmark Study from American Shipper also found that third-party logistics companies have a major problem delineating their cost to provide visibility to shippers.
A study of 500 North American businesses by the payment solutions provider AFEX found companies were hampered by costs and delays with processing international payments.
Ocean carrier schedule and capacity database BlueWater Reporting has released a report detailing all services on which Hanjin Shipping operated at the time of its insolvency filing.
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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.
A new component of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism gives eligible ocean carriers the ability to start unloading without having to wait for U.S. Customs officers to clear the vessel.
Ocean carriers Maersk Line, CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd have issued general rate increases.