World Economy News

The latest news in global trade, including trade deficits, production and orders indexes, exports, manufacturing and more.

Commentary

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.

News & Analysis

29 May 2017
Nine port pairs on services between Southeast Asia and the West Coast are experiencing faster transit times than before the new and enhanced alliances launched April 1.
24 May 2017
Julian Thomas, CEO of Hamburg Sud in the East Coast of South America, said the first-quarter figures are “impressive indeed.”
08 May 2017
Indices measuring the health of Japan’s import and export container trade improved in the first quarter.
27 Mar 2017
The fourth-quarter performance might be a blip, but there are plenty of indicators it isn't.
22 Mar 2017
Traffic began to take off in the second half of the year.
11 Mar 2017
A gradual return to more open domestic and international trade policies provided a small spark to the Brazilian economy in late 2016 and boosts carrier optimism.
08 Mar 2017
IHS Markit Chief Economist Nariman Behravesh discusses the US and global economic outlook with a particular focus on the impact on container trade.
27 Feb 2017
Much depends on the actions of President Donald Trump.
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."