China

China

05 Aug 2022
The main rail option from China for European importers is via the so-called “middle corridor,” but as demand steadily increases, so too are the many chokepoints along the route.
04 Aug 2022
Container shipping trades out of Asia will continue to slow through the second half of the year as the global economy contracts, but carriers and analysts say it will be a gradual weakening of demand and rates rather than a sharp drop.
03 Aug 2022
Maersk’s strategy of aggressively expanding long-term contracts is paying off, and with many of the agreements covering multi-years, the carrier is set to reap the financial rewards far beyond 2022.
29 Jul 2022
One shipping executive warns that if the current trend continues, Hong Kong will lose its position as a leading transshipment hub for China and the region.
29 Jul 2022
US retailers have shifted some of their imports to the East Coast as a hedge against possible labor disruption at West Coast ports, a move that has caused vessel backlogs at major gateways along the eastern seaboard.
29 Jul 2022
The enormous challenges of transitioning global shipping from fossil fuels to zero-carbon alternatives are coming into view, none more important than aligning private investors and governments to ensure decarbonization targets are met.
29 Jul 2022
Retailers and forwarders in the eastbound trans-Pacific are facing an unusual dichotomy in which spot rates continue to deteriorate even though monthly import volumes from Asia remain at record or near-record levels.
28 Jul 2022
Soaring inflation and a cost-of-living crisis is leading to a sharp increase in industrial action by workers across Europe, with Port of Felixstowe dockworkers the latest to vote for a walkout.
28 Jul 2022
Average rate levels secured by Hapag-Lloyd were up 80 percent through the first half, setting the carrier on course for another hugely profitable year.
22 Jul 2022
Declining volumes, the Russia–Ukraine war, and a deteriorating economic outlook have left Europe’s busiest container port with a bleak outlook for the year.
21 Jul 2022
Lengthy delays at congested North European transshipment hubs will be avoided by a new direct service that has launched between China and Scotland.