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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.

18 Jan 2018
Two joint, weekly intra-Asia routes — connecting major ports on India's east and west coasts — are scheduled to start from Shanghai, China, at the end of this month.
15 Dec 2017
The intra-Asia trade continues to grow, attracting new services from carriers in the region.
31 Oct 2017
The South Korean carrier has made steady inroads into the trans-Pacific and intra-Asia trades.
10 Aug 2017
Doubts were raised on how members of the newly formed Korean shipping alliance will be able to cooperate on the fiercely competitive intra-Asia trade.
03 Jul 2017
SM Line Corporation plans to add nine more vessels to its fleet by the end of this year.
13 Jun 2017
The Indian subcontinent is expected to continue generating growth in container volume, with carriers introducing services that connect India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan to the hub ports of Asia and the Mediterranean.
12 Jun 2017
Freight rates are soaring.
22 May 2017
Rapid growth in intra-Asia container volume unable to get rates up, which Drewry suggests may be a result of larger vessels being deployed on the trade.
17 Mar 2017
SM Line is entering an already crowded market.
12 Jan 2017
Steadily increasing bunker fuel prices will enable carriers on the intra-Asia trade to raise rates that are at unprofitable levels on some regional routes.
03 Jan 2017
The "HMM + K2 consortium" will initially facilitate vessel- and slot-sharing.
01 Jan 2017
Fierce competition, weak freight rates, and infrastructure shortcomings at many ports across Asia are making life difficult for ocean liners in the world’s largest container trade.
03 Nov 2016
The Ocean Alliance has released information on its network that begins on April 1, 2017, with the trans-Pacific to see the largest number of loops and port calls.
28 Oct 2016
Hyundai Merchant Marine is one of five bidders for the trans-Pacific and intra-Asia networks of bankrupt Hanjin Shipping.
Pipavav Port, pictured, has seen traffic decline for the last two years.
05 Oct 2016
Hyundai Merchant Marine and T.S. Lines have reorganized their joint India-China Express Service.
15 Sep 2016
The outlook for overall container trade growth, and particularly transshipment, is bleak.
09 Sep 2016
A new intra-Asia alliance is on the cards following Hanjin's collapse.
25 Aug 2016
A group of Asia-based container lines are teaming up to offer new joint services on the intra-Asia trade.
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.
Around 90 percent of Wan Hai’s services are on the intra-Asia trade.
17 Aug 2016
Taiwan’s Wan Hai Lines is the latest intra-Asia specialist to report profit and revenue declines in the first half.
16 Aug 2016
Regional Container Lines blamed losses in the second quarter on overcapacity in the intra-Asia market.
10 Aug 2016
Three intra-Asia container liners are teaming up to link China and Vietnam through two different loops.
03 Aug 2016
Krishnapatnam Port is emerging as a reliable alternative for shippers and major mainline carriers.
28 Jul 2016
Container lines are adding intra-Asia services or improving their coverage of the region to capture what appears to be increasing demand on the North-South trade.
22 Jul 2016
Orient Overseas Container Line moved more containers in the second quarter of 2016 than the same period a year before.
04 Jul 2016
Hyundai Merchant Marine aims to have the largest market share on the Far East-Middle East trade.
14 Jun 2016
Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines launched a new direct regular container service to South Korea.