China's Ministry of Transport to Amend VGM Rules

China's Ministry of Transport has decided to amend the Rules on Ship Safety Supervision which requires shippers to verify the gross mass of all loaded containers before loading onto vessels in acco...


Spot Rates for Containers from Shanghai Dip 1% in Week 13

Containerized exports from China did not recover as fast as expected in Week 13, due to the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Shanghai Shipping Exchange (SSE) unveiled on Friday th...


S. Korea-China Containers Decrease 3.3% in Jan-Feb

Container movement is weakening on the trade between South Korea and China due to the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In January and February, a total of 1,314,374 TEUs were carried ...


Box Trades between S. Korea and Asia See 9.7% Growth in Feb

Container trades between South Korea and eight Southeast Asian economies was sluggish in January, going down 2.9% year on year to 314,568 TEUs, according to the Korea Customs Service (KCS). Box vol...


Japan-to-China Box Traffic Sets Record-low in Jannuary

Exports of containerized shipments from Japan to China fell 5.5% from a year earlier to 530,644 tons in January, suffering a year-on-year decrease for 11 months in a row and setting a lowest monthl...


EU Prolongs Validity of Consortia Block Exemption

The European Commission has prolonged for another four years the regulation outlining the conditions under which liner shipping consortia can provide joint services without infringing EU antitrust ...


JICA Signs ODA Loan Agreements with Cambodia

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed loan agreements with the Cambodian government in Phnom Penh to provide Japanese ODA loans of up to a total of 29.417 billion yen for the...


Containers to/from Nagoya down 1.1% to 194 Mln Tons in 2019

The Port of Nagoya handled 194.44 million tons of shipments in 2019, down 1.1% from the previous year, according to preliminary port statistics unveiled by the Nagoya Port Authority (NPA). As for i...


China's Box Throughput Incurs Double-digit Shrinkage in Feb

Combined volume of containerized shipments handled at ports in China plunged 17.9% from a year earlier to 13.7 million TEUs in February under the influence of the ongoing COVIC-19 outbreak, accordi...


Japan-to-US Containers Decrease 6% in February

Japan exported 49,518 TEUs of containers to the U.S. in February, down 6% year on year, according to statistics compiled by U.S. data provider Descartes Datamyne. Direct shipments from Japan decrea...



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