China

30 Jun 2016
Cargo agents in China are being squeezed from both sides as box weighing charges fall in their laps.
08 Mar 2016
China’s exports tumbled 25.4 percent year-over-year in February and imports fell 13.8 percent as the country's trade slowdown accelerated, catching some analysts by surprise.
04 Mar 2016
Two more rail services carrying cargo overland from Chinese cities to Iran and Russia were launched in February.
01 Mar 2016
Increasing deployment of mega-ships to Chinese ports, together with consolidation of services, may leave shippers with less choice for their China-related transportation needs, delegates learned at TPM 2016.
24 Feb 2016
The enormous growth in China’s e-commerce market has driven up demand for domestic air express services and encouraged Boeing Co. to offer freighter conversions for its popular B737 passenger plane.
24 Feb 2016
Satellite-based asset-management company Orbcomm is expanding its cellular options, offering a cellular-only SkyWave tracking device. The company is rolling out dual-use satellite/cellular services globally.
24 Feb 2016
China’s major ports registered a slight increase in year-over-year container throughput in January. The country’s top 20 ports handled over 15.6 million 20-foot-equivalent units between them in the first month of 2016, an increase of 0.5 percent over the same month the previous year.
23 Feb 2016
There has been little good news from the northern Chinese city of Tianjin since the deadly explosions of August 2015 that resulted in tragic loss of life and took a heavy economic toll, including a dramatic fall in cargo throughput at the city’s port.
22 Feb 2016
The newly formed China Cosco Shipping Corp. aims to become the third-largest global container line by boosting its fleet by at least 50,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units to more than 2 million TEUs by the end of 2018.
18 Feb 2016
The government of Kazakhstan expects container traffic via the Khorgos-Eastern Gate dry port to rise by 200,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units this year due to its location on the China-Europe rail route, which is growing in popularity with shippers, according to an official spokesperson of JSC Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, Kazakhstan’s national railway.
18 Feb 2016
China Cosco Shipping Corporation was officially launched in Shanghai, bringing together the mainland’s two largest carriers and amassing a huge armada of container ships, bulk carriers and tankers that far out strip those of its rivals.