The turbulence sweeping global stock markets during the past few weeks is a belated recognition of what people involved in supply chains, including container shipping, have known for a while: Apart from a few bright spots such as U.S. imports, growth globally is slowing, in large part because of the slowdown in China, and with it has come growing overcapacity and heavier rate pressure in global container markets.
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16 Feb 2017
India’s leading transportation and logistics companies booked healthy results in the third fiscal quarter compared with the second.
19 Jan 2017
“India could probably be the only country to deliver nearly double-digit growth in container trade this year."
02 Dec 2016
Maersk Line thinks Brazil’s shipping industry is in store for some Christmas cheer.
16 Nov 2016
Earnings at India’s leading transportation and logistics services providers took a hit in the second fiscal quarter, but there are signs of recovery.
18 Jul 2016
Indian exports are rebounding from a slide that lasted more than year.
12 Jul 2016
Japanese container trade volume will slip slightly in fiscal 2016 for the third straight year.
04 Jul 2016
With next month’s summer Olympics a disaster long before the torch is lit, and with political and economic upheaval swirling, South America’s biggest economy is in the midst of one of its deepest recessions.
29 Jun 2016
The impact of the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union is expected to be muted.
29 Jun 2016
Ripples from Brexit could reach truck cabs on U.S. highways.
29 Apr 2016
Intra-Asia trade will increasingly benefit from the rapid growth of consumption in Asia as a higher percentage of cargo is shipped to end markets in the region instead of to destinations in other parts of the world.