WTO's Goods Barometer Points to Slowing Trade Growth

Following its sharp rebound from the initial shock of the COVID-19 pandemic, global merchandise trade is slowing, with production and supply disruptions in critical sectors dampening growth alongsi...


SCFI Goes up for 1st Time in Five Weeks

The composite Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) rose 0.4% from the previous week to 4,554.04 points in Week 45, marking the first year-on-year improvement in five weeks, the Shanghai Ship...


Asia-U.S. Box Trade Sets New Monthly Record in October

Container exports from 10 major countries and regions of Asia to the U.S. in October picked up 2.8% from the same month of last year to 1,824,724 TEUs in total, according to American research compa...


Global Box Volumes Increase 0.9% in September

A total of 14,830,583 TEUs of containers were traded worldwide in September, according to statistics compiled by Container Trades Statistics Ltd. (CTS) of the U.K. There was an increase of 0.9% fro...


CCFI Grows Minutely, SCFI Falls for 4 Straight Weeks

The composite China Containerized Freight Index (CCFI) grew a minute 0.2% to 3,284.9 points in Week 44, marking its first growth in two weeks, according to the Shanghai Shipping Exchange (SSE). In ...


S. Korea-Japan Box Trade Shrinks in August

Containerized shipments on the trade between South Korea and Japan amounted to a total of 135,100 TEUs in August, which shrank 1% from 136,500 TEUs, incurring their first year-on-year decline in fi...


Driver Shortage in US Spikes to Record 80,000

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has released an estimate of driver shortage which has risen to 80,000 - an all-time high for the industry. The one-page summary said that, based on driver d...


Ex-Shanghai Box Export Index Declines for 3rd Consecutive Week

On the trade from Shanghai to Europe, transport demand was stable in Week 43, improving spot rates by 0.8% to $7,693 per TEU, which was growth from the previous term for three weeks in a row. Conta...


CCFI, SCFI Down on East-West Routes, Favorable on North-South Routes

The composite China Containerized Freight Index (CCFI) went down 1.1% to 3,277.71 points in Week 43, according to the Shanghai Shipping Exchange (SSE). The index declined from the previous week for...



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