Japan-to-China Box Trade Swells 6.8% in November

Container exports from Japan to China swelled 6.8% to 908,398 tons in November 2020, enjoying a year-on-year improvement for five months in a row, according to trade statistics provided by the Mini...


S. Korea's Intra-Asia Box Trade Shrinks 1.3% in 2020

Containerized shipments traded in December 2020 between South Korea and eight other Asian economies decreased 2% from a year earlier to 346,100 TEUs. South Korea exported 183,100 TEUs, which improv...


Korean Government Set to Investigate into Container Shipping Market

South Korea's Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries plans to strengthen investigations and supervision of the container shipping market in order to establish good order in the market by preven...


European Commission Not to Initiate Probe on Soaring Rates

Shippers and freight forwarders in Europe have met European Commission's DG Competition as a follow up to the letters that the European Shippers Council (ESC) and the European Liaison Committee of ...


Ex-Shanghai Box Spot Rates Edge down Last Week

The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) for Week 3 fell 0.6% from the previous week to 2,688,95 points. Spot rates to Europe declined a minute 0.4% to $4,394 per TEU, although they remained...


Box throughput at Japan's Big 6 Ports down 7.2% in Nov.

Combined volume of containerized shipments handled in November 2020 at the six major ports in Japan (Tokyo, Kawasaki, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka and Kobe) shrank 7.2% year on year to 1,122,717 TEUs, a...


Box Traffic through Chinese Ports Grows 1.2% in 2020

A total of 22.9 million TEUs of containers were moved to and from China in December 2020, up 6.1% year on year, the nation’s Ministry of Transport (MOT) announced recently. Coastal ports handled 20...


S. Korean Trade Ports Handle 29 Mln TEUs in 2020

South Korea’s trade ports processed a total of 29.08 million TEUs of containers in 2020, which only shrank a minute 0.5% from the previous year, according to the nation’s Ministry of Ocean and Fish...


Box Exports from Japan to US Tumble 18.1% in 2020

Outbound containers from Japan to the U.S. decreased 7.2% to 46,604 TEUs in December 2020, registering their first year-on-year contraction in two months, according to American research company Des...


S. Korea-China Containers Swell 4% to 3.3 Mln TEUs in 2020

The combined volume of containerized shipments carried directly and in feeder services between South Korea and China in 2020 amounted to 3,299,798 TEUs, which improved 3.9% from the previous year, ...



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