Asia

20 Feb 2017
Central Japanese port kept title for fifth straight year despite a decline in overseas shipments.
14 Apr 2015
Africa may be the future frontier for apparel sourcing, but with infrastructure and industry on the continent still lacking, apparel manufacturers say they’re staying put in Southeast Asia for the time being.
14 Apr 2015
A major Tokyo-based research firm has slightly upgraded its outlook for Japanese container trade in fiscal 2015, which started on April 1, citing faster growth in exports than previously thought amid a moderate recovery in the global economy.
13 Apr 2015
Spot rates and volume from China to the U.S. East Coast continued to rise through March, signs that West Coast congestion is still driving cargo owners to other ports.
13 Apr 2015
APL is reorganizing the port rotation of its intra-Asia service — West Asia Express, or WAX — effective this month.
13 Apr 2015
The days of rapid container terminal growth in China are over and the port business has entered a more “normal” stage of its development, according to Qingdao Port Chairman Zheng Minghui.
OOCL ship passing under Golden Gate Bridge
10 Apr 2015
For the first time, the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement, a discussion group representing 15 of the largest carriers in the trans-Pacific trade lanes, is pushing for base levels during the current contracting season, a departure from its longstanding policy of issuing targets for rate increases.
10 Apr 2015
India-Bangladesh cross-border trade received a major fillip with the introduction of a new coastal shipping service between the two neighboring nations.
Syrian refugees
10 Apr 2015
Merchant ship operators have joined with seafarers’ unions urging European Union member states to take immediate action to curb the growing humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean, which they say is putting crews and schedule reliability at risk.
10 Apr 2015
Container shipping spot rates from China to the Mediterranean fell to the lowest level in roughly a year and a half, reflecting how surge of new capacity on the trade lane is offsetting strong demand.