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.
19 May 2015
C.H. Robinson Worldwide is priming its $330 million Global Forwarding division for faster growth in 2015, naming Mike Short president and opening new offices in Asia and Europe.
14 May 2015
Cosco Container Lines earlier this month launched a bi-weekly service from Yueyang, a city by the Yangtze River in Hunan province, to Vietnam and Thailand, allowing shippers to get their goods delivered a week faster than through past transfer services.
28 Apr 2015
There used to be few alternatives to manufacturing in China, but this infographic details how rising production costs in the "Factory of the World" is allowing sourcing competitors to threaten that dominance.
27 Apr 2015
U.S. consumer spending and new homebuilding are forecast to grow so steadily this year that imports from Far East Asia are likely to grow by a faster-than-expected 4.5 percent, year-over-year.
20 Apr 2015
Third-party logistics provider C.H. Robinson Worldwide has opened the doors at two new global forwarding offices: one in Ho Chi Minh City and another in Antwerp.
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.
20 Mar 2015
Vietnam will now inspect foreign shipping lines for alleged unreasonable surcharges on local traders, the country’s Government Office announced this week.
16 Jan 2015
U.S. footwear import data have revealed the extent of the shift in sourcing that last year saw manufacturers steadily expanding production in Vietnam at the direct expense of China’s market share.