China

17 Apr 2014
The rise in labor costs in China and other countries has led to the inclusion of more countries in the global supply chain, but a Standard Chartered report argues that the pace of manufacturing’s migration to lower-cost countries will be slow, especially for higher-value goods.
17 Mar 2014
The number of foreign trade containers handled by the Port of Nagoya in central Japan rose 1.5 percent in 2013 from a year earlier to 2.530 million TEUs...
17 Mar 2014
The stricter enforcement of Chinese forwarding regulations could force container lines to turn away business and force forwarders out of the market.
16 Mar 2014
SHANGHAI — Forwarders in China still can’t deduct freight payments of a value-added tax, even though Chinese officials provided additional guidelines earlier this year.
Port of Hong Kong
13 Mar 2014
The Port of Hong Kong got a much needed boost in its capacity to handle container mega-ships...
Mexico was the top market for U.S. pork exports by volume in January, although the No. 1 market in terms of value was Japan.
12 Mar 2014
U.S. red meat exports kicked off 2014 on a “positive note,” although market conditions suggest the year ahead could be “challenging,” according to statistics...
Shoes
12 Mar 2014
Rising labor costs and a shortage of workers in coastal China are two of the most serious problems footwear producers in that country face...
Port of Shanghai
12 Mar 2014
Carriers’ schedule reliability from Shanghai to Oakland, Calif., showed the greatest variation in eastbound Asia-to-Southern California route performances...
09 Mar 2014
China’s target of 7.5 percent GDP growth in 2014 will be a spur to shipping demand in the coming months, according to one shipping analyst.
From left: Matt Priest, Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America; Chris Brooks, JOC Group; Foster Finley, Managing Director, Alix Partners; Julia K. Hughes, United States Fashion Industry Association; Alan P. Kaufman, Toy Industry Association.
04 Mar 2014
LONG BEACH, Cal.--The U.S. is becoming an increasingly attractive place to source manufacturing production, putting it on a par with Mexico as the preferred near-sourcing location, according to the latest AlixPartners Manufacturing Sourcing Outlook.
Fred Smith of FedEx
03 Mar 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. — A rising tide of protectionism, combined with “low-growth” policies, is impeding the global economic recovery and could threaten historic levels of prosperity, Frederick W. Smith, the chairman, president and CEO of global transport operator FedEx, said today.

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