China

China

26 Apr 2015
With West Coast port congestion and container backlogs easing faster than predicted, beneficial cargo owners are reassessing their supply chain strategies for the coming shipping season.
22 Apr 2015
Japan posted a monthly trade surplus for the first time in nearly three years in March, as exports grew on the back of a weaker yen, led by robust U.S.-bound shipments, while imports tumbled due largely to lower oil prices.
20 Apr 2015
Five more Chinese ports can now allow foreign-flag vessels to provide cabotage services to their container terminals.
20 Apr 2015
Kerry Logistics has formed a strategic partnership with China’s state-owned rail operator as it begins to tap into Beijing’s One Belt One Road national trade strategy that was announced in March.
17 Apr 2015
China’s grand dream of a maritime Silk Road for the 21st Century is paving the way for Chinese port operators to spread their way of conducting domestic business beyond Chinese borders.
16 Apr 2015
Weak exports from China are driving Asia-Europe container freight rates down to new record lows, according to the world’s largest shipping association.
16 Apr 2015
In the first two months of 2015, Chinese exports by value to Hong Kong, its second-largest trading partner, fell 6.5 percent year-over-year, while outbound shipments to Japan, China’s third-biggest receive of its exports, slipped 0.4 percent in the same period, according to statistics from Global Trade Information Systems, a sister company of JOC.com within IHS Maritime & Trade.
16 Apr 2015
China’s west, central and northeast regions are witnessing the country’s fastest growth in logistics space as supply chains develop in response to the continued shift in manufacturing activity inland from the coast and the growth of lower-tier retail markets, according to real estate management firm JLL.
China: online shopping
15 Apr 2015
Within the massive growth of e-commerce in China is the rise of what is being called “bonded online shopping”, the cross-border element of online shopping via government approved websites that enables Chinese consumers to buy products from overseas at lower tax rates.
14 Apr 2015
A U.S. dollar in hyperdrive is helping exporters in some trading nations and setting the stage for a surge of U.S. imports.
14 Apr 2015
Africa may be the future frontier for apparel sourcing, but with infrastructure and industry on the continent still lacking, apparel manufacturers say they’re staying put in Southeast Asia for the time being.