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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Electronics manufacturer Samsung said in court filings that "cargo owners are being held hostage," while Maher Terminals said it "is not required to extend free credit to Hanjin, and should not be forced to."
The South Korean ocean carrier has started discharging cargo in Long Beach following a court order from a U.S. bankruptcy court on Friday to protect the carrier.
The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index fell 7.6 percent from last week to a reading of 794.10, as the short-term boost spot rates experienced in recent weeks from Hanjin filing for bankruptcy have now subsided.