Korea-SE Asia Box Trade Turns Downward in February

Containerized shipments traded between South Korea and eight other Asian economies amounted to 318,300 TEUs in February, going down 7.7% from the 344,800 TEUs moved on the same route a year ago. It...


Shanghai Spot Rates Continue to Fall on Major Trade Routes

The Shanghai Containerized Freight Indexes went down in Week 12 on all trade routes but in intra-Asia waters. Spot rates for container exports from Shanghai to the east coast of North America fell ...


Shanghai Lockdown May Bring about Supply Chain Disruptions

Shanghai has gone into a new lockdown in the Pudong New Area to contain Covid-19 outbreak, creating concerns over supply chain disruption. Residents of these districts are required to stay within t...


Containerized Exports from Japan to US Jump 42.3% in February

Outbound containers from Japan to the U.S. jumped 42.3% to 45,327 TEUs in February, accomplishing a year-on-year increase for two back-to-back months, Descartes Datamyne recently announced. From th...


China Predicts Strong Container Shipping Demand in 2022

A recent report announced by China's Ministry of Transport predicts the container transportation market remains strong through the course of this year. The report titled ''2021 Water Transportation...


Ex-China Box Rates Fall on Europe, North America Routes

The composite index for container exports from the Chinese port of Shanghai declined 1.8% from the previous week to 4,540.31 points in Week 11. It was negatively impacted by lockdowns imposed in ma...


San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Truck Fund Rate Collection to Begin April 1

The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles on April 1, 2022 will begin collecting a rate of $10 per TEU on loaded import and export cargo containers hauled by drayage trucks as they enter or leave con...


China’s Box Throughput Ramps up 4.6% in February

Chinese ports handled 19.44 million TEUs of containers in total last month, up 4.6% from February of last year, according to a preliminary announcement made by the nation’s Ministry of Transport (M...


Ukraine War Would Boost Ocean Rates by 5-8%: UNCTAD

UNCTAD has unveiled its assessment report of the Ukraine war’s impact on trade and development which shows a rapidly worsening outlook for the world economy, with the situation especially alarming ...


World Container Index Dips below $9,000/FEU Mark

Drewry's World Container Index composite index decreased by 3.8% to $8,832.23 per 40ft container, but is 79% higher than the same week in 2021. The WCI composite index fell below $9,000 per 40ft co...



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