Shanghai-South America Container Rates Surge to $7,184/TEU

Containers Moved on TSR Surge 24% to Top 1Mln TEUs in Jan.-Sept. The accumulated volume of containerized shipments moved on the Trans-Siberian Railway (TSR) by Russian Railways in the first nine mo...


Japan's Container Volumes Projected to Grow in FY2021

Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting, Inc. (NRIC) envisages that imports of oceangoing containers to Japan will turn upward in fiscal 2021 (April 2021-March 2022), growing 6.5% from a year earl...


Japan's Box Exports to China Soar 17.7% in Oct.

Containerized exports from Japan to China grew 17.7% to 1,008,861 tons in October, thanks to notable increases in wood pulp / wastepaper / paperboard and plastics / plastic products, according to s...


S. Korea-China Container Trade Grows 4.5% in Jan.-Oct.

A total of 2,704,600 TEUs of containers were traded between South Korea and China in the first 11 months (January-November) of 2020, which grew 4.5% year on year from 2,588,400 TEUs, according to t...


Port Containers in China Up 8.8% to 24.17 Mln TEUs in Nov.

A total of 24.17 million TEUs of containers were processed at ports in China in November, up 8.8% year on year, according to the nation's Ministry of Transport (MOT). Coastal and inland river ports...


World Trade Volume Rallies in Q3 After Covid-19 Shock

Global merchandise trade volumes bounced back in the third quarter of 2020 from a deep second quarter slump brought on by the COVID-19 crisis according to statistics released recently by the World ...


Box Throughput at Japan’s Big 6 Ports Wane 2.1% in Oct.

The total volume of foreign-trade containerized shipments processed at Japan’s six major ports (Tokyo, Kawasaki, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka and Kobe) shrank 2.1% from a year earlier to 1,165,127 TEUs ...


Spot Rates from China Now in Far Excess of Sustainable Levels

The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) for the week ended on December 18 increased 4.3% from the previous week to 2,411.82 points. On the China-Europe route, freight rates remained on an u...


Japan-U.S. Box Trade Registers 1st Improvement in 7 Months

Container exports from Japan to the U.S. swelled 8.6% to 51,579 TEUs in November, registering their first year-on-year improvement in seven months. From the previous month, they enjoyed a double-di...


World Container Index Soars 23% Last Week

Drewry's World Container index surged 23% to $4,244.05 per 40ft container, updated December 17, 2020. The average composite index for year-to-date is US$2,087/40ft container, which is $560 higher t...



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