Shanghai Port Box Volumes Loose Ground in January

China's Shanghai port has handled less container volumes in January 2020 compared to the year-ago period, according to Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG). The world's busiest container port ...


Ex-China Spot Rates Lose Ground on Most Trade Routes

Container exports from China were sluggish in the week of Feb. 17, as there were delays in the resumption of operations at factories due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. The Shanghai Containeriz...


COVID-19 Outbreak Exerts Serious Impacts on Chinese Ports

The China Ports and Harbours Association recently unveiled a report on the impact of the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak on production activities at ports and harbors during the week ended on F...


Containerized Exports from US to Asia Decline Slightly in 2019

Containerized exports from the U.S. to 10 major countries and territories in Asia (based on volumes at ports of destination) remained nearly unchanged in 2019, going down a minute 0.7% from the pr...


CBSA Unveils Effective Dates for eManifest HBL Filing Requirement

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently has announced an update on the implementation dates of the eManifest House B/L filing requirement for freight forwarders and NVOCCs, according to Ocea...


Containers to/from Kobe down 2.7% to 2.96 million TEUs in ‘19

The volume of containerized shipments handled at the Port of Kobe in 2019 fell 2.7% from the previous year to 2,864,145 TEUs (preliminary figures). Oceangoing shipments amounted to 2,185,294 TEUs,...


Box Throughput at Osaka Swells 2% to 2.13 Mln TEUs in 2019

The Port of Osaka handled 2,129,417 TEUs of oceangoing containers in 2019, up 2% from the previous year, based on preliminary figures. The total consisted of 967,940 TEUs of exports, up 2%, and 1,...


ONE Levies $1,000 per Reefer Container Surcharge for Shanghai, Xingang

Ocean Network Express (ONE) has implemented a $1,000 per container congestion surcharge for reefer cargoes arriving in Shanghai and Xingang (Tianjin) due to the slow inbound container pick-up acti...


Novel Coronavirus Brings about Spike in Ex-China Spot Rates

The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) declined 7.2% from two weeks earlier to 910.58 points at the end of the week of Feb. 3, the Shanghai Shipping Exchange (SSE) announced recently. Tra...


Japanese Companies in Thailand Concerned about Business Doldrums Posed by Coronavirus

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce (JCC) in Bangkok and the Bangkok office of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) on Feb. 14 unveiled the results of a survey that they had conducted among ...



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