World Container Index Falls 4 Weeks Running

The average composite index of the World Container Index (WCI) assessed by Drewry decreased by 3.5% to $1,485.59 per 40ft container last week. The index for year-to-date was $1,688 per 40ft contai...


Conditions of Port Operation in China Improving: Ports Body Reports

China Ports and Harbors Association unveiled on Wednesday a report which analyzed the effect of the novel corona virus on operations of major port companies during the previous week (February 24 t...


Shipping Lines Move to Introduce New Panama Canal Surcharge

Following the Panama Canal Commission's implementation of a Freshwater Surcharge beginning February 15, ocean carriers are leaning toward adopting the equivalent surcharges on shipments passing th...


Port of Vancouver Achieves 2nd Highest Box Volume in 2019

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has released the 2019 year-end statistics for cargo moving through the Port of Vancouver. Overall, cargo through the port was 144 million metric tons for the ye...


S. Korea-China Ferry Container Volumes Plunge 28% in Jan

The volume of containerized shipments moved by ferry between South Korea and China plunged 28.1% year on year from 54,599 TEUs to 39,251 TEUs in January due to sluggish freight movement during the...


Japan-to-China Box Traffic Hits Record Low Since 2008

Exports of containerized shipments from Japan to China plunged 13.8% from the previous year to 9.719 million tons in 2019, hitting a record low since statistics were first compiled in 2008, accord...


Asia-Europe Box Volumes Reach All-time Highs in 2019

Container movement on the Asia-Europe trade reached all-time highs in both directions in 2019, according to statistics provided by Container Trades Statistics, Ltd. (CTS). The Japan Maritime Cente...


Cross-Strait Box Traffic Tumbles in January

Containerized shipments transported directly between Taiwan and China registered a double-digit contraction of 13.65% to amount to 195,742 TEUs in January, according to figures compiled by the for...



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