ELD mandate to go live April 1, 2018

ELD mandate to go live April 1, 2018

On April 1, 2018 the new ELD Mandate (Electronic Log Device) for truckers will become fully implemented. In the past, truckers kept paper logs of hours driven, but now are required to use ELD to record these hours. An ELD is a device that attaches to a commercial...
Maersk Cyberattack – what we know

Maersk Cyberattack – what we know

The Maersk Group, the world’s largest steamship line carrier, was hit by a massive cyberattack on 6/27/17. Maersk IT systems were shut down across multiple business units by the attack. This impacted Maersk’s ability to accept new bookings, and prevented them from...
Hanjin Bankruptcy Causes Global Shipping Chaos

Hanjin Bankruptcy Causes Global Shipping Chaos

Korea’s Hanjin Shipping Co., the world’s seventh largest shipping line by capacity, filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, August 31.  Hanjin had recently been struggling financially, with $5.5 billion in debt as of the end of June 2016. Hanjin Shipping will...
Chinese vessel disinsection Zika rule revised

Chinese vessel disinsection Zika rule revised

China has now decided that vessels originating from the United States do not require Zika disinsection certification with the only exception of the state of Florida due to a recent update from the US Department of Agriculture’s foreign service. The Executive Director...