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The first half could have been worse for Kerry Logistics, where an ongoing expansion in growing Asian markets helped to offset weak global demand.
Kerry Logistics has a soft first half as weak trade growth puts the brakes on volume.
Cargo records at Pactl continue to fall, with the best seven-month total ever posted.
Stiff competition among new alliances and continued capacity additions, led by Mediterranean Shipping Co., could keep container shipping rates depressed well into next year.
Don’t expect any significant increase in container freight rates next year.
Ongoing infrastructure development in Africa will get a boost from the combined efforts of Pacific International Lines, China Merchant Port Holdings and China Machinery Engineering Corporation.
Pacific International Lines has signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s largest public port operator and a mainland construction giant to develop new markets.
Asia-Europe spot rates fell for the fourth consecutive week, with not enough peak season demand to lift prices.
China International Marine Containers is the world's largest container manufacturer and expects the current market to take a toll on its earnings.
Logistics property developer GLP has entered into a long-term agreement with box-maker China International Marine Containers.
The reluctance of the transportation and shipping industries to experiment with, develop and adopt new technologies has created space for upstart rivals.
Tech firms are locked in a battle for the hearts and minds of freight forwarders and shippers as they develop online marketplaces aimed at streamlining the freight booking and rate management process.
Some forwarders are reporting that fumigating a 40-foot container at a main Chinese port would cost a shipper an estimated 2,000 yuan ($301).
There will be a time and cost element to fumigating your cargo on arrival in China to comply with Zika measures, forwarders tell shippers.
Cathay Pacific sees net profit falling 82 percent in fragile operating environment.
The continuing delpoyments of mega-ships with capacities in excess of 18,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units, such as the CMA CGM Marco Polo, pictured, have contributed to the overcapacity that will likely drive down the earnings of container lines.
Container shipping revenue in 2016 is heading for levels not seen since 2009.