Greg Knowler

Greg Knowler

An experienced writer and editor with 25 years in journalism, Greg Knowler serves as senior editor for Asia for the JOC.

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Factories in China close for the lunar new year holidays that begin on Jan. 25, and the high spot rates enjoyed by carriers on the trade are beginning to fall.

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