Global integrator DHL and JD.com, China's largest online direct sales company, have signed an agreement to cooperate on a range of cross-border supply chain initiatives driven by the mainland’s fast growing e-commerce market.
18 Nov 2015
China’s Belt and Road initiative means opportunities for maritime and logistics players despite inherent risks with investing in some of the markets along the planned routes, according to top executives from three leading China-based logistics and port companies.
17 Nov 2015
China government pressure on container lines to reduce export surcharges to support slumping exports is focused primarily on local charges with the impact so far being limited, according to a firm that provides online pricing tools and has visibility of carrier surcharges being assessed out of China.
12 Nov 2015
The headline numbers of Alibaba’s Singles Day shopping festival are impressive — 60 percent growth in gross merchandise value recorded compared to last year — but of greater relevance is the rapid rise of orders placed through smartphones.
11 Nov 2015
Minority shareholders not controlled by Beijing may be the biggest problem faced by attempts to merge Cosco and China Shipping Container Lines believes investment equity firm Jefferies.
10 Nov 2015
China’s top online retail platforms will be deploying enormous logistics resources to cope with the package volume generated by this week’s Nov. 11 Singles' Day shopping festival that could see more than 300 million orders.
09 Nov 2015
Mallory Alexander International Logistics is expanding in China, both through new authority from the Chinese government and a partnership with trucking firm Old Dominion Freight Line.
09 Nov 2015
China may lose its entire Vietnamese apparel market in addition to being effectively cut off from U.S. trade because of yarn rules within the Trans-Pacific Partnership that was recently agreed between member nations.
06 Nov 2015
China’s crackdown on ocean carrier surcharges, seen by government officials as hurting exporters, is forcing container lines to lower certain charges at a time when their own profits are declining because of overcapacity and rate competition.
02 Nov 2015
China’s nine major listed container terminal operators will be more profitable in 2016 with a majority booking high single or double-digit growth in net profit when compared with 2015, according to a valuation report issued by Citi Asia Pacific.
30 Oct 2015
The port of Rotterdam has established a strategic partnership with the Bank of China focused mainly on Beijing’s “Belt and Road” strategy to boost trade links with Europe.