Port Congestion Balloons Rates on Korea-Russia Trade

In 2021, container trade sharply increased between South Korea and Russia to transport auto parts and components, chemical products and other goods. Containers were carried on the so-called Siberia...


Chinese Ports Handle 24.2 Million TEUs in Nov

Container volumes handled in Chinese ports in November went sideways at 24.2 million TEUs, of which 21.1 million TEUs moved by sea ports (-0.6%) and 3.0 million TEUs from inland ports (+ 5.1%). The...


Box Trade to/from Japan to Remain Positive in FY2021, 2022: Think Tank

Imports and exports of loaded foreign-trade containers to and from Japan’s eight major ports are both estimated to increase year on year in fiscal 2021 (April 2021-March 2022), according to Nittsu ...


Korea-China Box Trade Grows 4.9% to 2.8 Mln TEUs in Jan-Oct

A total of 2.838 million TEUs of containers were traded between South Korea and China in the first 10 months (January-October) of this year, growing 4.9% year on year from 2.708 million TEUs, accor...


Japan’s Box Exports to China Contract 16.6% in October

Container exports from Japan to China weighed 841,320 tons in October, according to a report unveiled by the Japan Maritime Center (JMC). Due to the import restrictions on paper and other waste mat...


Box Trade from Japan to US Wanes 5.3% in November

Containerized exports from Japan to the U.S. decreased 5.3% to 47,275 TEUs in November, marking a year-on-year contraction for the second month in a row, according to Descartes Datamyne. The Americ...


Port of Tokyo’s Box Throughput Dips Slightly in September

Loaded foreign-trade containers to and from the Port of Tokyo in September remained nearly unchanged at 260,289 TEUs, down 0.3% from the corresponding month of 2020, according to preliminary statis...


Ex-Shanghai Spot Rates on the Rise in Major Trade Routes

Spot rates for container exports from the Chinese port of Shanghai continued to increase mildly on major trade routes in Week 49, the Shanghai Shipping Exchange (SSE) has announced. Containers dest...


Asia-US Box Trade Sets New November Record

Combined container exports to the U.S. from 10 major countries and regions in Asia increased 4.8% to 1,696,284 TEUs in November, marking a year-on-year improvement for the 17th month in a row and s...


Container Throughput in Japan Grows 2.4% in H1 2021

Japan’s 64 oceangoing container trade ports handled a total of 8,860,891 TEUs of loaded and unloaded containers in the first half (January-June) of 2021, rising 2.4% from the same six months of las...



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