One country has massive terminal overcapacity that will depress the business for years, while the other has a desperate need for huge investment in its container ports to cope with growing trade. Vietnam and Indonesia are on opposite sides of the port capacity scale, but both Southeast Asian nations are facing formidable challenges.
30 May 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in various trade routes in June and July, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
23 May 2014
Though containerized toy imports coming to the United States are down, the toy industry’s bottom line doesn’t seem to be hurting.
16 May 2014
Multiple carriers have planned general rate increases in various trade lanes in June and July, although any gains achieved could be fleeting as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
14 May 2014
U.S. containerized exports edged down 0.5 percent year-over-year in March to 1,075,428 TEUs, the second consecutive month of decline
07 May 2014
U.S. containerized footwear imports plunged 22.4 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2014, according to statistics compiled by PIERS, the data division of the JOC Group.
02 May 2014
China’s relentless urbanization will likely keep imports of U.S. containerized logs and lumber brisk in the coming year.
27 Apr 2014
Da Nang Port in central Vietnam handled 47,000 20-foot containers in the first quarter as cargo throughput recorded sharp growth.
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...
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.
30 Jan 2014
After 20 rounds of talks, the U.S., Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim countries are poised to deliver the text of the far-reaching Trans-Pacific Partnership. The TPP could become reality this year, but will the reality match the hype?