Cross-Strait Box Traffic Swells 5% in January

Containers traded directly between Taiwan and China increased 5.02% from a year earlier to 226,685 TEUs in January, according to statistics compiled by Taiwan's Ministry of Transportation and Commu...


S. Korea-SE Asia Containers Grow 5.3% in 2018

Container traffic between South Korea and Southeast Asia amounted to 2.947 million TEUs in 2018, up 5.3% year on year from 2,797 million TEUs. Containers from Southeast Asia to South Korea climbed ...


Record Set for Asia-to-Europe Containers for 2018

The Japan Maritime Center (JMC) recently unveiled statistics on container traded between Asia and Europe in December 2018, showing that exports from Asia to Europe increased 2.2% to 1,506,161 TEUs,...


Box Traffic on Japan to China Trade Dips 2.1% in 2018

Container exports from Japan to China grew 0.1% to 941,330 tons in December 2018, recording a year-on-year improvement for four months in a row, according to statistics unveiled on Feb. 22 by the J...


UK Customs Outlines Phased Approach for Entry Summary

The UK government has announced plans to phase in for EU imports the pre-arrival forms known as entry summary declarations, if the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal deal, in a bid to ease tradi...


Box Volumes at Commercial Ports in China Grow 7.8% in January

Ports in China handled a total of 22.16 million TEUs of containers in January, up 7.8% year on year, according to statistics compiled by the nation’s Ministry of Transport (MOT). In breakdown, coas...


WTO Members Intensify Work for Full Implementation of TFA

WTO members took stock of progress in implementing the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) at the 12-13 February meeting of the Committee on Trade Facilitation a week before the second anniversary o...


Box Volumes at Port of Hong Kong Plunges12% in Jan

The number of containers handled at the Kwai Tsing terminals fell 12.9% to 1.626 million TEUs in January, compared to 1,846 million TEUs in the same month of 2018. Boxes handled handled at the Kwai...


Spot Rates from China Fall in All Trades After Holidays

Container freight rates for exporting containers from China softened on all trade routes last week following the Chinese New Year holidays. The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) declined ...


US-to-Asia Containers Drop 3.8% in December

Inbound containers from the U.S. to 10 countries and regions in Asia plunged 25.6% year on year to 408,306 TEUs in December 2018, according to Descartes DataMyne. On an annual scale, a total of 5,9...



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