China

China

27 Nov 2014
A train pulling 82 wagons loaded with containers is somewhere between the Chinese manufacturing hub of Yiwu and the Spanish city of Madrid, 6,200 miles down the track.
Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, U.S. West Coast, week ending Dec. 20, 2013. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange
20 Dec 2013
Spot container rates from Asia to the U.S. East and West coasts measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index rose in the week ending Dec. 20, in response to the first round of the two-stage rate increase proposed by the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement. Carriers such as Hapag-Lloyd, OOCL, US Lines and Cosco announced general rate increases of $200 per 40-foot container, effective Dec. 20.
Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, North Europe, week ending Dec. 20, 2013. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange
20 Dec 2013
Spot container rates from Asia to northern European and Mediterranean ports measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index experienced declines of roughly $60 in the week ending Dec. 20, only one week after jumping more than $500 per 20-foot-equivalent unit in each lane last week. Carriers such as Mediterranean Shipping Co., Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk Line and CMA CGM had called for increases of between $750 and $775 per TEU.
American Airlines Cargo
20 Dec 2013
The International Air Transport Association has forecast that international freight volumes will jump 17 percent over the next five years.
20 Dec 2013
Improving transit times and favorable rates give air and ocean shippers another option China-to-Europe transportation options for automotive and high-value electronics shippers are much like that famous fairly tale about a blond-headed upstart and three bears. Ocean shipping is and was the slowest and cheapest mode, with a transit time of about 30 days but at roughly a tenth the price of air cargo delivery. And air cargo offers much faster delivery, but the expediency comes with far steeper prices that many supply chain managers would like to shake.
19 Dec 2013
SHANGHAI — The Chinese government appears to have leveled the playing field for foregin shipping companies and forwarders in terms of its new value-added tax on logistics.
Maersk Line vessels
18 Dec 2013
Maersk Line said it still remains confident of securing approval for the P3 alliance and meeting the summer launch target following this week’s meeting of...
Chinese railroad locomotive
18 Dec 2013
China over the last decade has become the world-beater in infrastructure investment, spending hundreds of billions of dollars on highways, seaports, high-speed railways and airports. Chinese investment in the movement of containers via rail, though, has been a slow train coming.
18 Dec 2013
P3 carriers are betting their proposed network if allowed to proceed in the spring as planned won’t draw the ire of European Union antitrust authorities long after deployment.
Modern logistics facility in China
16 Dec 2013
When Jeffrey H. Schwartz looks to China, he sees a land brimming with logistics opportunities — billions of dollars in opportunities, in fact.
Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, Mediterranean, week ending Dec. 13, 2013. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange
13 Dec 2013
Spot container rates from Asia to northern European and Mediterranean ports measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index jumped by more than $500 each in the week of Dec. 13, only a few days before a general rate increase set for Dec. 15-16. MSC, Hapag Lloyd, Maersk and CMA CGM announced increases of between $750 and $775 per 20-foot-equivalent unit.