Spot Rates from China Fluctuate Depending on Trade Routes

Freight rates for exporting containerized shipments from China continued to increase in some routes and decreased in others in the week of July 22, although they were stable in general. The Shangha...


S. Korea-China Containers Grow 6.8% in H1

The combined volume of local and feeder containers traded between South Korea and China in the first half (January-June) amounted to 1,534,606 TEUs, growing a favorable 6.78% from a year earlier, a...


Japan-China Containers Plunge 17.1% in May

Outbound containers from Japan to China plunged 17.1% from a year earlier to 826,941 tons in May, according to data compiled by the Japan Maritime Center (JMC) from trade statistics provided by the...


China, UAE Sign AEO Mutual Recognition Agreement

China’s General Administration of Customs (GACC) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Federal Customs Authority have signed a mutual recognition agreement (MRA) for the implementation of the Authoriz...


Containers to/from China Grow 5.1% in H1

Containers to and from ports in China amounted to 22.32 million TEUs in June, according to the nation’s Ministry of Transport (MOT). From a year earlier, they increased 4.7%, although suffering a d...


India's Box Traffic Grows 7% in Apr-June

Combined container throughput at 12 state-run ports in India swelled from a year earlier in April-June, going up 7% to 2.573 million TEUs, according to the Indian Ports Association (IPA). By port, ...


China Ranked First in UNCTAD Maritime Connectivity

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has unveiled liner shipping connectivity index (LSCI) for 2019, showing countries that have improved or worsened their positions in m...


South Africa Accedes to IMO's HNS Convention

South Africa has become the latest country to accede to a key compensation treaty covering the transport of hazardous and noxious substances (HNS) by ship. When in force, the treaty will provide a ...


Box Traffic up at Shanghai But Singapore, Hong Kong See Decline

Container volumes handled at major ports in Asia made a sharp contrast in June. June container throughput at the port of Shanghai climbed 4.2% from the same month last year to 3.756 million TEUs co...


Asia to US Container Traffic Wanes 4.8% in June

Containers to the U.S. from 10 major countries and regions in Asia amounted to 1,354,932 TEUs, down 4.8% from a year earlier, according to statistics unveiled on July 12 by American data service pr...



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