While economists debate the growth and prospects of the BRIC nations of Brazil, Russia, India, and China, their global container trade volumes reflect many of the difficulties that have been the focus of headlines around the world.
31 Jul 2015
Russia plans to significantly increase the volume of its container trade with Japan by building a new rail bridge that will connect Sakhalin, Russia's largest island in the north Pacific Ocean, with Hokkaido, Japan's second largest island.
29 Jul 2015
Russia aims to septuple container volume through Crimean ports by spending more than $100 million on terminals and reducing tariffs on shipments to the region that has been a geopolitical flashpoint since its annexation.
27 Jul 2015
Container trade at Russian seaports continues to decline as the first half of 2015 saw container traffic in Russia’s maritime basins decline anywhere from 12 to 32 percent year-over-year.
23 Jul 2015
The 2M shipping alliance between Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. can expand its vessel-sharing agreement on U.S. trade lanes connecting to Israel, Russia and Saudi Arabia after a 45-day review expired Thursday without U.S. Federal Maritime Commission action.
21 Jul 2015
Russian and Chinese authorities are investigating whether container lines plying the trade lane between Russia and China set prices together, according to Alexander Kinyov, deputy head of the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service.
17 Jul 2015
Transcontainer, Russia’s largest container rail shipping company, has had to adjust its plans to significantly expand its terminal network during the next several years as sanctions continue to take their toll on the Russian economy.
14 Jul 2015
The Russian trucking industry hauling containers is in crisis with demand plummeting because of Western sanctions on food imports and weak oil prices, but there’s no help from Moscow on the way.
24 Jun 2015
In September, the first phase of a new deep-sea port with a capacity of 1.45 million 20-foot-equivalent units will open amid sanctions and a collapse in the price of oil that have pulled down St. Petersburg’s container volume.
17 Jun 2015
Russian cargo airline Volga-Dnepr signed a memorandum of understanding today to buy and lease twenty Boeing 747-8 freighters with a combined list price of $7.4 billion for its AirBridgeCargo Airline unit.
16 Jun 2015
AirBridgeCargo’s traffic soared 16 percent in the first five months of the year as Russia’s largest all-cargo carrier continued to outperform its struggling European rivals.