Containers to/from Japan's Bix 6 Ports Grow 6.5% to 1.23 Mln. TEUs In July

Japan's six major ports (Tokyo, Kawasaki, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka and Kobe) handled a total of 1,231,922 TEUs of oceangoing containers in July, which improved 6.5% from the same month of 2021, acco...


SSPI Improves for 18 Months Running

The Services Producer Price Index (SSPI) rose 1.9% from a year earlier to 107.1 points in August, which has remained on an upward trend for the 18th month in a row, the Bank of Japan announced earl...


Asia-U.S. Exports Grow 12.9% in Aug.

Outbound containers from 18 Asian countries and regions to the U.S. amounted to 1,989,974 TEUs in August, which grew 12.9% from a year earlier to a new record for the month in question and have inc...


SCFI Continues to Fall

The market for container exports from China was bearish in Week 38, as there was no last-minute shipment growth before the National Day Golden Week, which made transport demand remain weak. The com...


Antwerp-Bruges Becomes World's 1st GDP-Certified Port

The distribution of pharmaceutical products requires specific handling. This method is defined in the GDP guidelines. The Port of Antwerp-Bruges has become the first seaport in the world to transla...


12 UK Railroads to Stage Strikes Again

The Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF) is calling on train divers of 12 railroads to go on strikes on Oct 1 and Oct. 5. The trade union, which cancelled a walkout it had...


SCFI Plunges 55% Since Early 2022 Due to Weaker Demand

Demand for container exports from China weakened in Week 37 as demand decreased among consumers in the U.S. and Europe as well, keeping spot rates on a downward trend. The composite Shanghai Contai...


2-Week Strikes Launched at Liverpool

More than 560 port operatives and maintenance engineers at the U.K. port of Liverpool who are members of the Unite the Union launched a two-week strike on Tuesday, which is scheduled to end on Oct....


Japan-US Box Exports Grow 0.2% in Aug.

Container exports from Japan to the U.S. amounted to 52,259 TEUs in August (based on volumes at ports of origin), according to Descartes Datanyme. From a month earlier, they shrank 4.9%, but from a...


US Railroads, Unions Reach Tentative Agreement, Averting Strikes

Rail companies and union negotiators reached a tentative agreement last Thursday, the U.S. Department of Labor has announced. In the midst of fears over strikes and lockouts as the end of the cooli...



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