The share of US imports from China compared to all Asia imports plunged roughly 6 percentage points between February and April amid COVID-19 lockdowns in Shenzhen and Shanghai.
25 Aug 2021
An army-enforced lockdown of Vietnam's southern manufacturing heartland is bringing factory production to a standstill.
17 Aug 2021
Factories in the key manufacturing zone around Ho Chi Minh City are being forced to close as COVID-19 measures cut worker movements and extend production downtime.
09 Aug 2021
The world’s busiest container port is seeing lengthy queues of ships waiting to load and unload, which is having a knock-on effect on sailing schedules that are already disrupted.
03 Aug 2021
The specter of Yantian is hanging over China’s manufacturing industry as a new series of stay-at-home orders is issued to tackle the fast-spreading new COVID-19 variant.
30 Jul 2021
Carriers and forwarders are warning that Vietnam faces a shortage of containers in the coming weeks due to a combination of disrupted sailing schedules, trucking delays, and factory closures.
31 Mar 2021
Maersk said its new service to US Southeast ports will add faster transits from Asia and serves the rapidly growing Vietnam export market.
15 Mar 2021
MSC said it will bring on a new trans-Pacific service linking the southern Chinese port of Yantian and Vietnam with the two largest ports in the US Southeast and New York.
04 Feb 2021
Under pressure from an unexpected second-half surge in demand, US importers turned to core production sources in China as the urgency of not missing orders outweighed additional tariff and manufacturing costs.
17 Aug 2020
The new service will significantly shorten the transit time for Bangladeshi cargoes to reach their final destination in the US by — at least 10 days, according to officials.
19 Jun 2020
Demand for distribution centers and warehouses in Asia is set to climb as firms reappraise supply chains, increase inventories, and diversify into other countries after the disruption caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.