S. Korea-SEA containers down 1.5% in April

A total of 341,100 TEUs of containers were traded between South Korea and eight economies in Southeast Asia in April, down 1.5% year on year from 346,100 TEUs, according to statistics compiled by t...


S. Korea's Container Throughput Dips 2.5% in April

South Korean ports handled a total of 121.84 million tons of shipments in April, down 8.9% from a year earlier, according to preliminary port and harbor statistics compiled by the nation’s Ministry...


Cross-Strait Box Traffic Decreases 3.4% in Jan-Apr

Containers traded directly between Taiwan and China decreased 3.39% from 794,644 TEUs to 767,678 TEUs in January-April, according to the former’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC...


Japan-to-China Box Traffic Plunges 12% in March

Containerized shipments traded from Japan to China plunged 12% to 792,078 tons in March, suffering a year-on-year shrinkage for the 13th consecutive month, according to the Japan Maritime Center (J...


Shanghai Spot Rates Dip 0.3% in Week 21

The China Containerized Freight Index (CCFI) improved 0.3% from the previous week to 836.64 points in Week 21, the Shanghai Shipping Exchange (SSE) announced on May 22. On the other hand, the Shang...


Saudi Ports to Create Commercial Route Linking Ports and Airports

In a first step of its kind and in partnership with the relevant government sectors, the Saudi Ports Authority has announced the introduction of commercial routes linking the Kingdom of Saudi Arabi...


S. Korea-China Containers Slip 3.65% in Jan-April

The overall volume of containerized shipments (local and feeder containers) traded in both directions between South Korea and China in January-April decreased 3.7% from the corresponding four month...


WTO Goods Barometer Flashes Red As Covid-19 Disrupts Trade

The volume of world merchandise trade is likely to fall precipitously in the first half of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts the global economy, according to the WTO Goods Trade Barometer rele...


Box Trade from Japan to US Shrinks 5.7% in April

Container exports from Japan to the U.S. amounted to 55,107 TEUs in April 2020 (based on volumes at ports of origin), down 5.7% from April 2019 and 2.4% from March 2020, according to statistics com...


EU Customs to Launch New Pre-arrival Security Program

The European Union will launch a new EU customs pre-arrival security and safety program on March 15m 2021, supported by a large-scale information system called ICS2 (Import Control System 2). The p...



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