Asia

28 Apr 2016
The government of Ukraine plans to significantly reduce tariffs on container shipments via the trans-Caspian international transport route.
25 Apr 2016
Japan’s air cargo trade with foreign countries will shrink for the second straight year in fiscal year 2016, which started on April 1, Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc. predicted, citing sluggish exports and imports.
25 Apr 2016
A simplified, expanded “direct port delivery” scheme at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, introduced with the goal of reducing cargo dwell times in India’s busiest container gateway, has run into trouble after private terminal authorities said they are unable to extend the so-called green channel facility to all approved clients without being compensated for the increased volume.
25 Apr 2016
China’s top container ports booked March throughput growth of 4.2 percent compared with the same month in 2015. The country’s top eight ports handled a combined 12.45 million twenty-foot-equivalent units in March, bringing their throughput into positive territory for the first quarter of 2016, with first-quarter volumes up 0.9 percent on the same period last year to 35.4 million TEUs.
25 Apr 2016
Shanghai’s largest air cargo terminal has continued its solid volume growth of 2015 into the first quarter, handling record year-over-year throughput from January to March.
22 Apr 2016
Hanjin Shipping wants its main creditor, the Korea Development Bank, to take over management of the company to restructure its debts and streamline its operations.
22 Apr 2016
Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc. expects Japan’s container trade to remain almost flat in fiscal 2016, edging up only 0.1 percent from a year earlier to 11.6 million twenty-foot equivalent units because of economic uncertainty both at home and abroad.
22 Apr 2016
Cargo-handling and vessel operations in Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust have returned to normal levels, as terminal authorities cleared up much of the freight that built up on the back of labor disruptions that caused intermittent gate closings and forced truck drivers to wait in long lines outside access points earlier this week at India’s busiest container gateway.
20 Apr 2016
The government of India, buoyed by the success of a three-day maritime investor conference last week, is looking to speed up the award and construction of highway projects in fiscal year 2016 to 2017, which began April 1, as part of a larger scheme to revamp the country’s transport system.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
20 Apr 2016
Hong Kong has become the latest jurisdiction to set a tolerance level between the verified gross mass of a container declared by a shipper and its actual weight under the new IMO container weighing rule, which comes into effect on July 1.
15 Apr 2016
Container Corporation of India this week lifted its port congestion surcharge on containerized freight railed to inland distribution points after its parent company Indian Railways canceled the decree that created the fee.