Australia/Oceania

Australia/Oceania

26 Nov 2014
Matson Navigation Co. will raise its rates for its Guam Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands and Micronesia services by $225 for both westbound and eastbound containers, effective Jan. 25, 2015.
Top 50 container ports interactive
09 Oct 2014
According to JOC’s 2013 edition of the Top 50 World Container Ports, the Chinese port of Dalian saw more container cargo growth than any other port in the world from 2012 to 2013, with volume up nearly 30 percent, while the Omani port of Salalah saw the biggest drop in growth worldwide with a decline of 8.1 percent.
07 Oct 2014
Containerized exports from Asia to Europe and North America increased year-over-year in August, but spot rates in the Asia-to-Europe and North America trade lanes dropped, according to Container Trade Statistics.
06 Oct 2014
Carriers are canceling sailings from Asia to Australia to deal with overcapacity and low vessel utilization rates, Drewry Maritime Research says.
03 Oct 2014
UPS added 766 U.S. postal codes to its UPS Worldwide Express Plus network in the third quarter, extending the reach of its international earliest morning service deeper into the U.S.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for Oct. 3
03 Oct 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in October and November, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
02 Oct 2014
A recommendation from a government panel that antitrust exemptions for liner shipping in Australia be rolled back came under heavy criticism from shipping interests who say the proposals are naive and unworkable and would lead smaller carriers to exit the market.
30 Sep 2014
Toyota will use the Port of Savannah’s Ocean Terminal for exports of several thousand Highlander sport-utility vehicles annually from the automaker’s Princeton, Indiana, plant to Australia and New Zealand.
29 Sep 2014
The Australian docker work stoppage planned for DP World terminals in Sydney and Melbourne this week could extend to the company’s terminals in Brisbane and Freemantle, but not to other stevedores in the country.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for Sept. 26
26 Sep 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in October, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
23 Sep 2014
CMA CGM, China Shipping Container Lines, OOCL and PIL plan to launch a new joint service connecting Northeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand in early November.