China

China

17 Apr 2015
China’s grand dream of a maritime Silk Road for the 21st Century is paving the way for Chinese port operators to spread their way of conducting domestic business beyond Chinese borders.
16 Apr 2015
Weak exports from China are driving Asia-Europe container freight rates down to new record lows, according to the world’s largest shipping association.
16 Apr 2015
In the first two months of 2015, Chinese exports by value to Hong Kong, its second-largest trading partner, fell 6.5 percent year-over-year, while outbound shipments to Japan, China’s third-biggest receive of its exports, slipped 0.4 percent in the same period, according to statistics from Global Trade Information Systems, a sister company of JOC.com within IHS Maritime & Trade.
16 Apr 2015
China’s west, central and northeast regions are witnessing the country’s fastest growth in logistics space as supply chains develop in response to the continued shift in manufacturing activity inland from the coast and the growth of lower-tier retail markets, according to real estate management firm JLL.
China: online shopping
15 Apr 2015
Within the massive growth of e-commerce in China is the rise of what is being called “bonded online shopping”, the cross-border element of online shopping via government approved websites that enables Chinese consumers to buy products from overseas at lower tax rates.
14 Apr 2015
A U.S. dollar in hyperdrive is helping exporters in some trading nations and setting the stage for a surge of U.S. imports.
14 Apr 2015
Africa may be the future frontier for apparel sourcing, but with infrastructure and industry on the continent still lacking, apparel manufacturers say they’re staying put in Southeast Asia for the time being.
13 Apr 2015
Spot rates and volume from China to the U.S. East Coast continued to rise through March, signs that West Coast congestion is still driving cargo owners to other ports.
13 Apr 2015
The days of rapid container terminal growth in China are over and the port business has entered a more “normal” stage of its development, according to Qingdao Port Chairman Zheng Minghui.
OOCL ship passing under Golden Gate Bridge
10 Apr 2015
For the first time, the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement, a discussion group representing 15 of the largest carrier in the trans-Pacific trade lanes, is pushing for base levels during the current contracting season, a departure from its longstanding policy of issuing targets for rate increases.