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.
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16 Dec 2014
A preliminary reading of an index shows Chinese manufacturing activity in December shrank for the first time since May, the latest sign of weakening European and broader global demand.
19 Oct 2014
U.S. imports of ocean containers reached a record high in September, as retailers expect a robust holiday season, but exports continued to decline from soft global demand, making 2014 so far the worst year for container exports in the past four years.
15 Oct 2014
Growth expectations for the Asian middle class are staggering, but so is the scale of supply chain upgrades that will be needed to meet demand.
01 Oct 2014
Two indices show Chinese manufacturing production rose in September at a time that factories would normally be powering down as demand to fill Western holiday orders wanes.
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.
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.
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.
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.