China

China

28 Jul 2015
Airlines flying cargo between China and Europe will be hit hardest by Beijing’s One Belt, One Road trade strategy as the land bridge rail route proves too attractively priced to ignore, believes Steve Flowers, head of global freight forwarding at UPS.
15 Jul 2015
China’s 700 million farmers can now buy their tractors online through Alibaba Group's e-commerce platform Taobao Marketplace following the recent launch of a shopping channel dedicated to farm products.
14 Jul 2015
Although China has some of the most productive ports in the world, the industry must continue to innovate and improve, a top Maersk Line executive said.
14 Jul 2015
Singapore became the second Asian hub port to declare slowing container throughput in June following weak growth reported by Shanghai last week in the run up to the peak season period from July to September.
14 Jul 2015
Manufacturing changes in the next 15 years will keep intra-Asia as the world’s largest ocean container trade, representing 35 percent of global volumes, according to a study by the Shanghai International Shipping Institute.
13 Jul 2015
The benefits for containerized trade have not yet been clearly spelled out in China’s One Belt, One Road plan, but the scale of the initiative and the economic figures involved should make compelling reading for Asia-Europe shippers.
11 Jul 2015
Severe Typhoon Chan-hom is lashing two of the busiest container ports in the world, making landfall at Ningbo and moving up the coast to Shanghai.
10 Jul 2015
China Merchants Holdings International, China’s largest port operator on the mainland, is urging terminals along the maritime silk road to align in an effort to counter the alliances among container carriers.
10 Jul 2015
Wal-Mart has opened four new warehouses in Tianjin to expand its distribution centre in northern China, the latest example of rising mainland demand for modern logistics property that is increasingly in short supply.
09 Jul 2015
Shanghai has reported a 4.5 percent increase in volumes during the first six months compared to last year, but the growth has been slowing in the months leading up to what the industry hopes will be a peak season.
08 Jul 2015
Automating labor intensive processes in China is gaining ground as manufacturers try to mitigate the rising costs of wages, with chocolate maker Mars the latest company to embrace a semi-automated solution.