China

China

Shoes in a store
21 Aug 2014
Containerized footwear imports into the United States plummeted in the first half of 2014, although the industry is optimistic sales will pick up in the second half of the year.
U.S. containerized shipments of DDGs to China have been declining all year.
05 Aug 2014
More gloom has darkened the outlook for the export of U.S. distiller dried grains now that China is requiring all shipments to have a certification showing the feed ingredient doesn’t include an unapproved genetically modified strain.
Worker assembling electronics component in China
03 Aug 2014
China’s factory output and total new orders in July rose to their highest levels since March last year, improving the operating conditions of mainland manufacturers and supporting carrier predictions of third quarter container volume increases in the seasonal build up to Christmas.
chicken farm
01 Aug 2014
Despite a loss at the World Trade Organization last fall, China isn’t prepared to give in on a dispute over U.S. poultry that has exposed U.S. producers to steep anti-dumping and countervailing duties in what was once their largest overseas market.
First Half in Review
01 Aug 2014
The first half of 2014 saw the start of several stories that JOC.com will most likely be covering for the next year and perhaps beyond.
Artist’s rendition of one of Matson’s planned Aloha Class vessels.
01 Aug 2014
Jones Act carrier Matson posted slight declines in second-quarter net profit and operating income but said it expects its operating results in the second half of 2014 to show improvement from a year ago.
SCFI: Shanghai to Northern Europe
01 Aug 2014
August general rate increases have given a boost to spot rates on all of the major lanes this week.
31 Jul 2014
Interim result season is in full swing, and the financial reports reveal carriers in the container-shipping industry searching for a silver lining.
China shoe factory
31 Jul 2014
China will remain the clear leader in U.S. footwear imports even as Vietnam and other countries nibble away at its market share, according to a new forecast by the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America.
Plane in blue sky
29 Jul 2014
Positive developments in China’s export space are raising expectations that the recent strong performance of air and ocean cargo volumes will extend into a solid peak season.
China
28 Jul 2014
If the negative portrayal by China’s state broadcaster of the proposed 2M tie-up between Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. this weekend has official backing, it could be an indication of internal political pressure to shield Cosco and China Shipping Container Lines from a stronger competitor.