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.

Sinotrans Shipping's experience in the intra-Asia trade in the first half seems to have been less turbulent than other container lines with a focus on the region.
18 Aug 2016
The Chinese logistics giant Sinotrans Shipping posted a loss for the first half of 2016, blaming overcapacity and a depressed international shipping market.
18 Mar 2016
APM Terminals-operated Pipavav Port’s efforts to grow container volumes received a big push earlier this week when the INDFEX, or India-Far East Express, consortium introduced a regular weekly call at the minor facility on India’s west coast.
14 Mar 2016
South Korea’s shipping lines are adding services to Indochina in order to meet current demand and future growth as China’s economic expansion slows and other Northeast Asia economies reach maturation.
09 Mar 2016
Japan’s “K” Line introduced new port calls in India on two of its intra-Asia weekly loops.
04 Mar 2016
Mundra, a privately-operated, minor cargo complex with modern infrastructure and ample hinterland connectivity, is emerging as an attractive port call for major container lines operating to and from India.
18 Jan 2016
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Wan Hai Lines, Interasia Lines and Pacific International Lines are expanding their current cooperation in trades to and from India by introducing a new intra-Asia loop, dubbed the China-West Coast India, or CIS, starting at the end of February.
12 Nov 2015
KMTC Line, South Korea’s third-largest container line and the country’s biggest player in the intra-Asia segment, is reviewing its fleet structure ahead of expected tougher conditions on intra-Asia routes next year due to rising capacity and sinking demand.
22 Sep 2015
The greatest risk facing container lines in the intra-Asia trade is port infrastructure that will struggle to support growing volumes in the region, believes Tim Wickmann, chief executive of MCC Transport.
10 Sep 2015
Sinokor Merchant Marine is the latest container carrier to try to tap growing demand on the intra-Asia trade by setting up cooperation agreements with current operators on the route.
04 Sep 2015
The KM Meratus Banjar 2 sank in the Java Sea, claiming the lives of two sailors.
24 Aug 2015
Short sea ship operator Herbilan Shipping is introducing a dedicated, regional container service between the Indian subcontinent and Myanmar to shorten transit times for shippers moving goods between each region.
20 Aug 2015
Singapore-based container carrier APL has introduced a new, dedicated intra-Asia service in another sign of the seemingly insatiable demand for services on the trade.