Intra-Asia

Home to some of the largest and fastest-growing economies in the world, intra-Asia trade has been strong in recent history because of its high level of manufacturing activity of goods for export, and quickly growing middle classes that demand finished products from abroad. The intra-Asia trade extends from Japan and China to Myanmar and Indonesia.

13 Jun 2017
The Indian subcontinent is expected to continue generating growth in container volume, with carriers introducing services that connect India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan to the hub ports of Asia and the Mediterranean.
12 Jun 2017
Freight rates are soaring.
22 May 2017
Rapid growth in intra-Asia container volume unable to get rates up, which Drewry suggests may be a result of larger vessels being deployed on the trade.
17 Mar 2017
SM Line is entering an already crowded market.
12 Jan 2017
Steadily increasing bunker fuel prices will enable carriers on the intra-Asia trade to raise rates that are at unprofitable levels on some regional routes.
03 Jan 2017
The "HMM + K2 consortium" will initially facilitate vessel- and slot-sharing.
01 Jan 2017
Fierce competition, weak freight rates, and infrastructure shortcomings at many ports across Asia are making life difficult for ocean liners in the world’s largest container trade.
03 Nov 2016
The Ocean Alliance has released information on its network that begins on April 1, 2017, with the trans-Pacific to see the largest number of loops and port calls.
28 Oct 2016
Hyundai Merchant Marine is one of five bidders for the trans-Pacific and intra-Asia networks of bankrupt Hanjin Shipping.
Pipavav Port, pictured, has seen traffic decline for the last two years.
05 Oct 2016
Hyundai Merchant Marine and T.S. Lines have reorganized their joint India-China Express Service.
15 Sep 2016
The outlook for overall container trade growth, and particularly transshipment, is bleak.
09 Sep 2016
A new intra-Asia alliance is on the cards following Hanjin's collapse.