China’s target of 7.5 percent GDP growth in 2014 will be a spur to shipping demand in the coming months, according to one shipping analyst.
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09 Mar 2014
24 Feb 2014
The Port of Nagoya in central Japan retained its status as the biggest export hub among the nation’s airports and seaports in 2013 in terms of value, according to recent figures from Tokyo Customs and Nagoya Customs.
21 Feb 2014
Japan’s exports to the United States rose for the 13th straight month in January on a year-on-year basis, soaring 21.9 percent to ¥1.0 trillion (US$9.9 billion), according to preliminary figures released by the Finance Ministry on Feb. 20.
19 Feb 2014
U.S. beef, Chinese solar panels, genetically modified corn and U.S. software were high on the agenda at annual trade talks the U.S. and China held in mid-January. Chinese officials also revealed the top item on their agriculture wish list: access to the U.S. market for apples grown in China.
18 Feb 2014
U.S. containerized import volume rose 6.2 percent year-over-year in January 2014, according to advance figures from PIERS, the data division of JOC Group Inc. Imports totaled 1.58 million TEUs in January. January imports were up roughly 10 percent from containerized volume in December.
16 Feb 2014
China confounded analysts in January as export and import growth accelerated despite the expected negative impact of Chinese New Year and forecasts of slowing economic expansion.
11 Feb 2014
Containerized imports at U.S. ports are projected to drop to their lowest level of the year in February, but should rebound strongly in the ensuing months, according to the Global Port Tracker published by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
03 Feb 2014
South Korea’s economy is expected for perform better this year as export demand picks up.
03 Feb 2014
Improved economic stability in key markets appears certain to benefit major exporting economies in Asia, as well as ocean carriers, rail operators and airlines that ship their goods.
29 Jan 2014
Japanese export volumes could finally surge this year after a disappointing 2013 as manufacturers start to reflect the de