China

China

26 Feb 2015
China’s train to Spain arrived in the city of Yiwu this week after completing the world’s longest rail route, and while the journey has been billed as a “success” by its operator, there is little information on the actual economics of the rail option to Europe.
11 Feb 2015
A strategic partnership between UTi Worldwide and Changjiu Logistics, the largest independent automotive logistics company in China, will be making good use of the growing rail services linking China and Europe.
11 Feb 2015
Rotterdam claims it is the first European port to handle over 3 million TEUs of traffic to and from China and is set to extend its lead over second ranked Hamburg in 2015.
11 Feb 2015
DHL Global Forwarding has opened its new Shanghai warehouse with an $18 million investment in 17,200 square feet of cold storage facilities for life sciences and healthcare customers.
11 Feb 2015
Foreign trade helped to drive up container volumes at China’s top seven ports in January as a late rush for Chinese New Year shipments saw year-over-year throughput growth of 5.3 percent.
Shanghai port
10 Feb 2015
A weakening Chinese economy in January was not enough to hold back Shanghai’s container volumes as the busiest port in the country handled 3.16 million 20-foot containers during the month, a year-over-year increase of 5.3 percent.
05 Feb 2015
The Shanghai Shipping Freight Exchange has completed the first trading of container shipping capacity in foreign trade included in a forward agreement contract, but futures contracts in container shipping internationally have been very slow to take off.
05 Feb 2015
Global Logistics Properties (GLP) completed 6.8 million square feet of developments in China at a total investment cost of $308 million during the third quarter of its financial year.
04 Feb 2015
The first sailing of MCC Transport’s new direct service between China and Myanmar is on the water as the sister company of Maersk Line moves to capitalise on growing trade between the two nations.
02 Feb 2015
The world’s longest rail freight service — between China and Spain — has been put on hold because it hasn’t attracted cargo for its maiden return journey from Madrid.