China

China

21 Nov 2014
The supply of land is the greatest challenge facing logistics property developers in China as they struggle to match supply of modern warehousing facilities to the demand being generated by a rapidly increasing consumer market.
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.
Two figures meeting in private
13 Dec 2013
WASHINGTON — The Federal Maritime Commission will hold its regulatory summit focused on carrier alliances on Tuesday in Washington with its counterparts from the European Union and China, but the majority of the summit won’t be open to the public.
Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, U.S. East Coast, week ending Dec. 13, 2013. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange
13 Dec 2013
Spot container rates from Asia to the U.S. East and West coasts measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index saw little movement this week, slowing down the declines seen in this lane over the past three weeks.
11 Dec 2013
WASHINGTON — The Chinese government is expected to clarify its position on the valued-added tax on logistics services that has confused shippers and transport providers since it was imposed Aug. 1.