China

China

24 Dec 2014
Fresh food is fast becoming the next e-commerce frontier in China, and the country-wide demand is driving the expansion of cold chain logistics in the mainland that has been a weak point for years.
23 Jan 2014
Shanghai retained a clear lead at the top of the league table for China’s top 20 container ports in 2013, according to the end of year figures released by the Shanghai Shipping Exchange.
22 Jan 2014
Gauging whether China will allow the proposed P3 Network is complicated by the opaqueness of Chinese regulatory procedures that often lead to proposals being rejected less on legal grounds and more on the government’s interest in protecting state-owned industries.
Chinese currency
22 Jan 2014
SHANGHAI — China has clarified its new value-added tax on logistics services to allow second-tier forwarders, not just those who sign contracts directly with the carriers, to deduct payments of the tax imposed Aug. 1.
Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, North Europe, week ending Jan. 17, 2014. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange
21 Jan 2014
Spot container rates from Asia to northern European and Mediterranean ports measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index fell for a second straight week in the week of Jan. 17...
Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, U.S. West Coast, week ending Jan. 17, 2014. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange
21 Jan 2014
Spot container rates from Asia to the U.S. East and West coasts measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index increased for a third straight week in the week ending Jan. 17.
From left: Bjorn Vang Jensen, Mark D. Schweitzer, Richard Smith
21 Jan 2014
Three shippers discuss what they expect in 2014.
Cathay Pacific Cargo B747-8F
20 Jan 2014
All the signs are growing that air freight volumes in Asia will rebound this year, but Cathay Pacific posted a surprising 5 percent decline in cargo in December despite boosting capacity.
Port of Hong Kong
15 Jan 2014
As part of a slot sharing agreement, seven container lines will cooperate on three existing Far East-to-Indian subcontinent services, effective in February 2014.
PIL's new Asia Pacific Northwest Service rotation.
15 Jan 2014
Pacific International Lines will start calling at the Port of Seattle in February.
Japan continued to be the top volume and value market for U.S. beef in November.
14 Jan 2014
U.S. red meat exports were “solid” in November as beef sales set a new value record and pork exports posted their strongest month year-to-date...