Korea-China Box Trade Increases 4.9% in January-October

Accumulated volume of containerized shipments traded between South Korea and China in January-October amounted to 2,837,705 TEUs in total, which went up 4.92% from the corresponding 10 months of la...


Japan’s Big 6 Ports Enjoy YOY Increase for 5 Months Running

Japan’s six major trade ports (Tokyo, Kawasaki, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka and Kobe) handled a total of 1,101,870 TEUs of foreign-trade containers in September, which hiked 3.6% from a year earlier an...


China's Container Traffic Rises 8.4% in October

Chinese ports handled a total of 24.52 million TEUs of containers in October, which spiked 8.4% from a year earlier, according to the nation’s Ministry of Transport (MOT). Coastal ports were respon...


40% of Japanese Firms in Vietnam Predict Sales Growth in 2022

Over 60% of the Japanese companies doing business in Vietnam reported year-on-year contractions in sales in July-September, according to a recent survey on the impact of COVID-19, when only 20% enj...


Higher Freight Rates Cast Shadow over Economic Recovery: UNCTAD

The recovery of the global economy is threatened by high freight rates, which are likely to continue in the coming months, according to UNCTAD's ''Review of Maritime Transport 2021'' published on 1...


Japan-U.S. Box Trade Decreases for 1st Time in 8 Months

Container exports from Japan to the U.S. in October decreased 1.9% from the same month of last year to 43,823 TEUs, registering the first year-on-year contraction in eight months since February, ac...


Box Throughput at Port of Los Angeles Shrinks 8% in October

Port of Los Angeles processed 902,644 TEUs in October, a decrease of 8% compared to last year, which was the busiest October on record. Year to date, overall cargo volume has increased 22% compared...


White House Reiterates Concern about Dominance of Alliances

On Thursday (18th), the White House reiterated its concerns about the monopoly of the three major global shipping alliances and asked the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to use all tools to ensur...


FMC Unveils New Supply Chain Initiatives for Container Flows

Six Supply Chain Innovation Teams are being convened by Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye of the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to identify and implement improvements to the process and timing of...


Tokyo’s Container Throughput Swells 9% to 271K TEUs in August

The Port of Tokyo handled 271,004 TEUs of loaded oceangoing containers in August, which swelled 9% from the same month of last year. Exports and imports both increased, going up 7.7% to 76,701 TEUs...



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