Limits of Liability under Montreal Convention to Go up

In accordance with the 2019 review of the limits of liability under Article 24 of the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, known as Montreal Convention...


Japan's Container Exports to Increase 1% in FY2020: NRIC

Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting, Inc. (NRIC) on Dec. 24 unveiled its economic and cargo transport projections for fiscal years 2019 and 2020. The think tank foresees that exports of contai...


Containers to/from China Grow 4% to 22 Million TEUs in Nov

Chinese ports performed well in November, processing a total of 22.21 million TEUs of containers, up 4% year on year, according to statistics compiled by the nation’s Ministry of Transport (MOT). C...


Japan-China Box Trade Suffers Double-digit Contractions in Oct

Container exports from Japan to China plunged 15.7% to 856,699 tons in October, suffering a year-on-year contraction for eight months in a row, according to statistics compiled by the Japan Maritim...


Port of Barcelona Handles 7% Less Containers in Nov

The Port of Barcelona handled 5.17 tons of shipments in November, down 3.1% year on year. Containers accounted for 2.59 million tons, down 7%. In terms of number, they suffered a double-digit contr...


Box Traffic at Hong Kong down 22 Straight Months in Nov

The port of Hong Kong processed 1.518 million TEUs of containers in November, down 7.4%, registering a year-on-year shrinkage for 22 months in a row, according to statistics compiled by the Hong Ko...


Australia to Implement Cost Recovery for Sustainable Biosecurity System

Australia's Department of Agriculture (DOT) is expanding the range of cost-recovered import measures that support Australia’s biosecurity system. These changes follow consideration of the report of...


US-China Trade War Adversely Affects Box Volumes at California Ports

South California ports suffered declines in container volumes in November due to the U.S.-China trade war which continues to negatively impact American consumers, manufacturers and U.S. supply chai...


US, Vietnam Sign Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement

The U.S. signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) with Vietnam on Friday to further strengthen bilateral cooperation on security and the facilitation of lawful trade. The United States h...


US Retail Imports Surges ahead of December Tariffs

Volume at the U.S.'s major container ports bumped up significantly in November as retailers imported merchandise ahead of new tariffs set to take effect this month, according to the Global Port Tra...



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