China

China

22 May 2015
High-tech companies around the world expect exports to grow over the next two years, but air cargo freight and passenger jets are set to gain not container lines.
06 May 2015
Container lines hoping to see freight rate increases supported by a significant rise in export orders will be disappointed by data emerging from the giant Canton Fair in Guangzhou as transaction volumes, numbers of visitors and value of deals were all down compared to last year’s event.
05 May 2015
Freighter operator Cargolux has launched a new twice-weekly air service between Chicago and Zhengzhou, China.
05 May 2015
The export growth rate of emerging markets in the last 20 years will not be seen in the next two decades as rising wages make outsourcing less attractive and new technologies such as 3D printing start to gain more traction, according to researchers.
05 May 2015
There is little sign of China’s factories ramping up production for the mid-June start of the peak ocean shipping season as factory activity stumbles to its lowest level in a year.
04 May 2015
Trans-Pacific ocean carriers have been digging in their heels to get rate increases in their 2014-2015 trans-Pacific ocean contracts and have been getting increases in some cases, especially on routes from Asia to East Coast ports. But rates negotiated for shipments from Asia to West Coast ports have been flat or lower than last year in some cases when bunker fuel surcharges are included in the rate.
Cosco container ship in Port of Oakland
29 Apr 2015
China Cosco Holdings reported a first-quarter loss of $166 million just hours after being forced to make its second unusual trading announcement of the month as rumors that the carrier would be merged with China Shipping Container Lines continued to galvanize the market.
29 Apr 2015
Global Logistics Properties (GLP) this week signed new lease agreements in China totaling more than 1.5 million square feet with retailers and third-party logistics providers.
28 Apr 2015
There used to be few alternatives to manufacturing in China, but this infographic details how rising production costs in the "Factory of the World" is allowing sourcing competitors to threaten that dominance.
27 Apr 2015
Spot rates in the China-U.S. East Coast lane are falling back down to historical levels, a sign that vessel diversions driven by West Coast congestion may be easing.
27 Apr 2015
U.S. consumer spending and new homebuilding are forecast to grow so steadily this year that imports from Far East Asia are likely to grow by a faster-than-expected 4.5 percent, year-over-year.