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China

20 Aug 2014
China’s robust container throughput growth began to slow at major mainland ports in July as a European restocking drive faded and U.S. orders were brought forward to beat potential West Coast strikes.
10 Aug 2014
Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminals Co. Ltd (PACTL) reported 23 percent growth in air freight throughput in July year-over-year as strong demand from international markets continued.
Yantian international container terminal. Photo: lzf / Shutterstock.com
10 Aug 2014
Asia’s ports reported strengthening of container throughput in the first half as the economic recovery of the U.S. and Europe drove up consumer spending and new export orders flooded into Chinese factories.
09 Aug 2014
The third set of Panama Canal locks aren't even completed yet, and yet Panama continues to talk openly about a fourth set of locks to handle even bigger ships.
The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index for northern Europe ports fell 7.8 percent this week.
08 Aug 2014
Spot rates from Asia to northern Europe continued a trend of peaks and valleys this week, giving up nearly half of pricing gains achieved around Aug. 1 general rate increases.
07 Aug 2014
International Container Terminal Services saw profit, revenue and volumes increase at double-digit rates in the first half of 2014.
U.S. containerized paper exports, first half 2014 vs. first half 2013
06 Aug 2014
U.S. containerized exports of scrap paper are falling, and the drop is partly responsible for slow U.S. export growth.
U.S. containerized shipments of DDGs to China have been declining all year.
05 Aug 2014
More gloom has darkened the outlook for the export of U.S. distiller dried grains now that China is requiring all shipments to have a certification showing the feed ingredient doesn’t include an unapproved genetically modified strain.
Worker assembling electronics component in China
03 Aug 2014
China’s factory output and total new orders in July rose to their highest levels since March last year, improving the operating conditions of mainland manufacturers and supporting carrier predictions of third quarter container volume increases in the seasonal build up to Christmas.
chicken farm
01 Aug 2014
Despite a loss at the World Trade Organization last fall, China isn’t prepared to give in on a dispute over U.S. poultry that has exposed U.S. producers to steep anti-dumping and countervailing duties in what was once their largest overseas market.
First Half in Review
01 Aug 2014
The first half of 2014 saw the start of several stories that JOC.com will most likely be covering for the next year and perhaps beyond.