Asia

22 Apr 2014
Express delivery in China resulted in 2.6 billion deliveries in the first quarter, up 51.9 percent year-on-year, Xinhua reported.
22 Apr 2014
Japan’s containerized cargo trade will remain almost unchanged in fiscal 2014, which started on April 1, from the previous fiscal year, a Tokyo-based research firm predicted in a new report.
22 Apr 2014
Cascading of larger vessels from east-west into north-south trades is nothing new. But the pace of cascading and the impact it’s having in traditionally profitable north-south markets are gaining increased attention.
22 Apr 2014
Gujarat Pipavav Port, an APM Terminals facility on India’s west coast, has scaled back its capacity expansion program for fiscal year 2014-15 in the wake of weakening trade demand.
21 Apr 2014
Mediterranean Shipping Co. has announced the launch of a new container service between Asia and West Africa, starting at the end of this month.
21 Apr 2014
Japan’s trade surplus with the United States narrowed for the second month in a row in March on a year-on-year basis, as imports surged at a much faster pace than exports, according to preliminary figures released by the Finance Ministry.
A field of sunflowers in Ukraine.
21 Apr 2014
The Russian invasion of the Ukrainian province of Crimea is shining a spotlight on the economic vulnerability of its smaller neighbor.
The SCFI for the Mediterranean fell 6.4 percent in the week ending April 18.
18 Apr 2014
Spot container freight rates measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index were mixed again this week...
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for April 18
18 Apr 2014
Several carriers have planned general rate increases in multiple trade lanes in April and May, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continues.
18 Apr 2014
U.S. agricultural shippers say requirements by Japan, the European Union, and China for advance submission of cargo documents are creating a trade barrier for U.S. exports of perishable goods.
17 Apr 2014
The rise in labor costs in China and other countries has led to the inclusion of more countries in the global supply chain, but a Standard Chartered report argues that the pace of manufacturing’s migration to lower-cost countries will be slow, especially for higher-value goods.

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