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.
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.