FMC Gives Guidance to File Complaints over OSRA2022

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has given guidance for parties wishing to dispute charges assessed by common carriers that they believe may not comply with the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 20...


ITF: Competition Regulations Could Lead to Higher Freight Rates, Supply Chain Disruptions

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)'s International Transport Forum (ITF) recommended in a report that it unveiled on Tuesday that governments enhance their authoritie...


SCFI Falls for 4 Consecutive Weeks Due to Decreases in NA, Europe Routes

Container exports from China slowed in Week 27. The composite Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI), which is for spot rate for containerized shipments from Shanghai that do not terminal hand...


U.S. Container Imports Set New Record in May

Imports set another record high this spring, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released last Friday by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. “Cargo volume i...


Think Tank Revises Downward Export, Import Projections

NX Logistics Research Institute and Consulting now projects that Japan's exports in fiscal 2022 (April 2022-March 2023) will increase 2.6% from the previous fiscal year to 4.865 million TEUs, and i...


TT Club Highlights Long-Term Changes to Supply Chain Risk Profiles

The challenges inherent in today's international trade and the supply chains that service it are painfully obvious: higher prices of energy and food, shortages of and delays in delivering manufactu...


SCFI Down for 3 Straight Weeks Due to Weakness in Europe and the United States

The market for container exports from China was bearish in Week 26 due to a decline in transport demand. In Europe and the United States, inflation has made governments raise interest rates, leadin...


METI Unveils Report on Enhancement of Semiconductor Supply Chains

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has compiled an interim report on the enhancement of Japan's supply chains for semiconductor and other auto parts and components, as various suppl...


Int'l Containers to/from Japan's Big 6 Ports Down for 3 Straight Months in April

The combined volume of oceangoing containerized shipments handled at Japan's six major ports (Tokyo, Kawasaki, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka and Kobe) decreased 4.9% to 1,145,193 TEUs in April, incurring...



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