Southeast Asia’s port scene is incredibly dynamic, and 2017 will be a year of significant changes with big implications for shippers.
12 Feb 2016
Vietnam’s preferential access to European Union markets and those of the U.S. once free trade deals between the two blocs are ratified will accelerate growth in the country’s already booming apparel and footwear markets, believes global tag and label maker Avery Dennison.
01 Dec 2015
As it gets closer to a $1.35 billion acquisition by DSV, logistics company UTi Worldwide opens new multimodal facilities in Southeast Asia to speed freight to Europe and the U.S.
09 Nov 2015
China may lose its entire Vietnamese apparel market in addition to being effectively cut off from U.S. trade because of yarn rules within the Trans-Pacific Partnership that was recently agreed between member nations.
02 Oct 2015
Vietnam reached a framework deal with the European Union on a free trade agreement in August, increasing pressure on Hanoi to streamline the country’s logistics costs.
24 Sep 2015
Foreign shipping lines have expressed concern about a proposed Vietnam government decree that will require shipping companies to publicize their freight tariffs to protect exporters and importers.
27 Aug 2015
A plummeting stock market and the devaluation of the yuan have knocked China down a peg, but the Asian manufacturing powerhouse will still grow its trade with the world more than 5 percent annually over the next five years, according to a recent IHS forecast.
26 Aug 2015
Vietnam's shipping department has drafted a proposal to deepen the Thi Vai passage, allowing Cai Mep container terminal to handle larger vessels.
19 Aug 2015
Ho Chi Minh City is seeking $13.8 million from the state government to clear a silt buildup threatening its container trade on the Soai Rap River, a key waterway for vessels transporting goods to ports between Vietnam’s largest city and neighbouring localities.
26 Jul 2015
Intra-Asia container shipping is swelling as manufacturing shifts from China to lower-cost countries, and may represent 25 percent of global container trade. In a global context, however, the trade is a 'blind spot' where accurate data and forecasts are hard to come by.
25 Jun 2015
An inspection by Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance has found that many of the scores of surcharges imposed on customers by 20 foreign shipping lines were unclear and unreasonably high.