S. Korea-China Box Trade Picks up 4.5% in Jan.-Oct.

The accumulated volume of containerized shipments traded between South Korea and China in the first 10 months (January-October) of 2020 increased a mild 4.49% from a year earlier to 2,704,699 TEUs,...


Containers to/from China Stay Flat in Jan.-Oct.

A total of 217.23 million TEUs of containers were processed at Chinese ports in the first 10 months (January-October) of 2020, which remained nearly unchanged from a year earlier, only decreasing a...


Japan to China Container Trade Surges 14.1% in Sept.

Container exports from Japan to China surged 14.1% to 850,388 tons in September, accomplishing a year-on-year improvement for three months in a row, according to statistics released by the Japan Ma...


Japan-to-US Containers Plummet 23% in October

Container exports from Japan to the U.S. amounted to 44,237 TEUs in October, down 23.1% from a year earlier, according to American research company Descartes Datamyne. From a month earlier, however...


UK Forwarders Urge Governments to Look into Surcharges

British International Freight Association Director General, Robert Keen says that freight forwarders and the shippers they work for are reeling from unjust demurrage fees linked to congestion in po...


FMC to Look into Carrier Practices in US Major Ports

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has approved a Supplemental Order that expands the authority of a fact finding investigation into ''International Ocean Transportation Supply Chain Engage...


Shanghai City Requires Virus Test for Cold-Storage Imports

Shanghai city government has announced that high-risk imported cold-storage foods will be tested for coronavirus and its packaging disinfected before they are allowed to be stored, processed and so...


Box Volume at Hong Kong Nudges up in October

Container throughput at the port of Hong Kong totaled 1.56 million TEUs in October with a slight increase of 0.7% compared to 1.55 million TEUs for October 2019. Kwai Tsing terminals handled 1.25 m...


Ex-China Spot Container Rates Keep on Rising

The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) continued upswing in the week ended on September 13, with its comprehensive index soaring another 11.6% or 192.77 points to 1857.33 on the back of st...


Box Throughput at Singapore Marks Another Record in October

The port of Singapore handled 49.86 million tons, with a decline of -5.1% on the same month last year which constitutes the seventh consecutive month of decrease. Container traffic alone achieved a...



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