Asia

Asia

26 Apr 2015
With West Coast port congestion and container backlogs easing faster than predicted, beneficial cargo owners are reassessing their supply chain strategies for the coming shipping season.
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 carrier 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.
10 Apr 2015
A sharp increase in first quarter imports helped Shanghai’s largest air freight terminal to yet another record and follows on from its best ever annual performance in 2014.
09 Apr 2015
With most Yemeni ports now under rebel control, or at least embroiled in violent conflict, shipping lines are pulling away from the country that’s devolved into chaos in past weeks.