China

28 Feb 2017
China is investigating new port infrastructure investments in the Philippines as it seeks to advance its Belt and Road program, respond to investment calls from Manila, and expand its influence in the South China Sea.
12 May 2015
The benefits of shipping through the Shanghai Free Trade Zone are starting to become apparent more than two years after Beijing first launched the pilot project.
10 May 2015
China recorded grim April trade figures with imports plunging by 16.2 percent and exports falling 6.4 percent, according to the latest official data released at the weekend.
06 May 2015
The speed to market requirement of online shopping means cross-border e-commerce has always relied on air transport, but easing import regulations at Shanghai’s free trade zone is allowing container shipping lines to participate in the fast growing sector.
06 May 2015
Saying that predictions of 20 percent over-capacity on all-water services to the East Coast this year “were based on faulty assumptions,” a carrier discussion agreement in the eastbound Pacific is recommending two general rate increases and a peak season surcharge.
06 May 2015
Container lines hoping to see freight rate increases supported by a significant rise in export orders will be disappointed by data emerging from the giant Canton Fair in Guangzhou as transaction volumes, numbers of visitors and value of deals were all down compared to last year’s event.
05 May 2015
Freighter operator Cargolux has launched a new twice-weekly air service between Chicago and Zhengzhou, China.
05 May 2015
The export growth rate of emerging markets in the last 20 years will not be seen in the next two decades as rising wages make outsourcing less attractive and new technologies such as 3D printing start to gain more traction, according to researchers.
05 May 2015
There is little sign of China’s factories ramping up production for the mid-June start of the peak ocean shipping season as factory activity stumbles to its lowest level in a year.
04 May 2015
Trans-Pacific ocean carriers have been digging in their heels to get rate increases in their 2014-2015 trans-Pacific ocean contracts and have been getting increases in some cases, especially on routes from Asia to East Coast ports. But rates negotiated for shipments from Asia to West Coast ports have been flat or lower than last year in some cases when bunker fuel surcharges are included in the rate.
Cosco container ship in Port of Oakland
29 Apr 2015
China Cosco Holdings reported a first-quarter loss of $166 million just hours after being forced to make its second unusual trading announcement of the month as rumors that the carrier would be merged with China Shipping Container Lines continued to galvanize the market.