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A few weeks ago an intermodal executive asked me a question to the effect of, “Where should we be headed?” As I talked out my answer and the rationale, it occurred to me that on the surface I sounded cringingly mundane, my observation the type that could have been made in 1995, 2007 or today.

News & Analysis

Worker assembling electronics component in China
03 Aug 2014
China’s factory output and total new orders in July rose to their highest levels since March last year, improving the operating conditions of mainland manufacturers and supporting carrier predictions of third quarter container volume increases in the seasonal build up to Christmas.
Shanghai port
06 Jun 2014
Asia’s export growth will bounce off the lows of 2012-13 and still be the envy of the world over the next five years.
Dr. David Deng
29 Apr 2014
Dr. David Deng, China Merchants Holdings Intl. deputy general manager, on the challenge that carrier alliances bring to terminal operators and CMHI's recent projects supporting developing economies in new regions.
24 Apr 2014
Thousands of workers at a Samsung factory near Shanghai demand compensation after learning the factory will relocate to Vietnam.
Shoes
12 Mar 2014
Rising labor costs and a shortage of workers in coastal China are two of the most serious problems footwear producers in that country face...
09 Mar 2014
China’s target of 7.5 percent GDP growth in 2014 will be a spur to shipping demand in the coming months, according to one shipping analyst.
18 Feb 2014
Global Logistics Properties wins $2.5 billion in support from Chinese investors to expand its fast-growing network of modern logistics facilities across China.
12 Feb 2014
Air and ocean trades to and from China will remain slow until next month due to the Lunar New Year shutdown, according to a survey by JOC of leading transport operators and analysts based in Asia.
Shanghai container terminal
21 Jan 2014
Growth in demand from the Asia-Pacific will be critical to the fortunes of the logistics industry in 2014, according to the Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2014.
Apparel
24 Dec 2013
U.S. apparel imports in the third quarter of 2013 tumbled 17.7 percent year-over-year to 181,126 20-foot-equivalent units, the industry’s steepest decline since 2007.