Asia

Asia

15 Sep 2014
Hong Kong’s container throughput in August slid into negative territory for the first time since February, down almost 3 percent year-over-year as the summer peak season momentum began to slow.
04 Sep 2014
Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. appear to have the same confidence that Chinese regulators will approve their “2M” vessel-sharing agreement as they did before China’s rejection of the P3 Network, said U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner Richard Lidinsky.
04 Sep 2014
Blueberries, strawberries, cherries, avocados, durian — markets across Asia are filled with fruits regardless of the season, serving a fast-rising demand that is being driven by urbanization, increasing wealth and improving refrigeration technology.
04 Sep 2014
A pending free trade agreement involving the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim countries could jeopardize mainland China’s dominance in producing apparel for U.S. consumers.
DFDS short-sea shipping in Lithuania
04 Sep 2014
The once buoyant Baltic shipping market faces further declines in cargo volumes as the European Union prepares to tighten economic sanctions against Russia.
04 Sep 2014
Weak logistics have stood in the way of Cambodia’s trade progress for years with its export costs at least 30 percent higher than those of Southeast Asian neighbours Thailand and Vietnam.
03 Sep 2014
A new five-year plan aimed at developing China’s shipping industry could help Chinese container lines and ports become more competitive.
Virgin Atlantic plane
03 Sep 2014
Virgin Atlantic unveiled plans to boost its core trans-Atlantic passenger and cargo route network and axe flights to Tokyo, Mumbai, Cape Town and Vancouver in a bid to achieve “record levels of sustained profitability” by 2018.
Drewry’s benchmark spot rate from Hong Kong to Los Angeles jumped 14.5 percent, or $300 per FEU this week.
03 Sep 2014
After weeks of stagnation, Drewry’s benchmark spot rate from Hong Kong to Los Angeles jumped this week on the back of Sept. 1 trans-Pacific general rate increases.
03 Sep 2014
DB Schenker recently launched a service from Hamburg hauling 41 containers — some of which were filled with industrial robots — to the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou.
Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 freighter
03 Sep 2014
Lufthansa Cargo and All Nippon Airways will soon launch joint freight services between Europe and Japan after obtaining antitrust approval in Japan.