China

China

22 Jan 2015
An Asia food inspection specialist has highlighted the enormous task facing China in improving its quality controls as the fragmented food production industry regularly generates high profile scandals
09 Jan 2015
Spot freight rates on the major east-west trades were predictably weak in the first full week of the year with demand dropping off before the Chinese New Year peak period begins later this month.
08 Jan 2015
Record December throughput took Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Ltd. (Pactl) past its annual 2014 target of 1.45 million tons as healthy demand kept air freight flowing through China’s busiest airport.
08 Jan 2015
China Cosco Holdings continued its aggressive scrapping programme, disposing 17 vessels in the last quarter of 2014 for $50 million.
08 Jan 2015
Asia forwarders are preparing for a busy first quarter with a six-week sweet spot between the western year end and a late Chinese New Year expected to drive up cargo volumes being shipped out before the mainland's most important holiday.
06 Jan 2015
China’s top seven ports handled 118.4 million 20-foot container in 2014, up almost 6 percent on the previous year as foreign trade kept throughput growth in solid positive territory for every month during the year.
05 Jan 2015
Another two high-ranking China Southern Airlines executives have been axed on suspicion of “job related crime” following investigations by the state owned carrier’s parent company.
05 Jan 2015
Kerry Logistics Network’s acquisition drive has continued into the new year, as the company added majority stakes in two Canadian forwarding companies barely a week after acquiring a Dubai-based logistics operator.
05 Jan 2015
Cargolux management and the Luxembourg labor unions continue to be locked in a stalemate, unable to reach a collective work agreement (CWA) despite the carrier’s belief that it is key to ensuring the airline’s survival.
04 Jan 2015
The growing cost of production in China is forcing some European companies to take their outsourced manufacturing back home after years spent in the region as the profit margins that lured them to Asia are steadily eroded.
01 Jan 2015
China’s official purchasing managers’ index (PMI) slipped to its lowest reading in 18 months, confirming a slowdown in the mainland’s economic growth and following close behind an HSBC PMI that registered a similar decline.