Japan’s Box Exports to China Surge 14.8% in February

Containerized exports from Japan to China surged 14.8% to 778,379 tons in February, marking the first year-on-year improvement in 10 months, according to the Japan Maritime Center (JMC). In terms o...


Shanghai Container Index Reaches 9-Month Low Due to Prolonged City Lockdown

The composite Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) stood at 4,196 points in Week 16, hitting the lowest level in the last nine months, as congestion persisted at the Port of Shanghai due to ...


JCAA to Issue ATA Carnets for Goods to be Used in Vietnam

The Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA) will on May 2 begin accepting applications for the issuance of ATA carnets for commodities destined to Vietnam. The carnets will be issued exclus...


Japan’s Box Exports to US Exceed Pre-Pandemic Levels in March

Container exports from Japan to the U.S. amounted to 58,408 TEUs in March (based on volumes at ports of destination), swelling 1.2% from the same month of last year and marking year-on-year growth ...


Korea-China Box Trade Shrinks 1.8% in Q1 Due Partly to Shanghai Lockdown

Container trade between South Korea and China decelerated in the first quarter of this year. A total of 800,460 TEUs were moved on the route in January-March, which shrank 1.84% from the correspond...


BIFA Surveys among Members on Current Container Shipping Market

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has announced that a recent survey among its members on the current state of the deep sea container business, which has provided some interestin...


Ex-Shanghai Box Rates Dip on All Routes But to US, Japan

The composite index for container exports from the Chinese port of Shanghai fell 0.8% from the previous week to 4,228.65 points in Week 15. Although it remained on the decline for the 13th week in ...


China’s Q1 Box Throughput Improves 2.4% to 67.38 Mln TEUs

Chinese ports processed a total of 23.79 million TEUs of containers in March, which increased 1.4% from the same month of last year, according to statistics compiled by the nation’s Ministry of Tra...


UK Customs Declaration Service to Replace CHIEF As of Mar. 31, 2023

U.K.'s HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is closing the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system on March 31, 2023. The Customs Declaration Service (CDS) is replacing it as the UK...


No Improvement Seen in Disruptions in Shanghai

Ocean Network Express (ONE) updated the situation in Shanghai on Thursday saying no improvement has been seen since its last update on April 6, 2022. Trucking remains limited and the terminals are ...



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