Asia-Europe Container Exports Increase in Nov. ’23

Outbound containers from Asia to Europe increased 8.8% year on year to 1.27 million TEUs in November 2023, a year-on-year increase for nine months running, according to statistics compiled by the J...


NCFI Decreases for 2 Weeks Running with Lunar New Year Approaching

The composite Ningbo Containerized Freight Index (NCFI) closed at 1,566.3 points in Week 4, according to the Ningbo Shipping Exchange (NBSE). Spot rates for container exports from Ningbo-Zhoushan d...


5 Organizations: Parts of Legal Framework of EU Customs Law Requires Improvements

As part of a reform of the legal framework in European Union customs law initiated by the European Commission last spring with a specific proposal, the European Shippers' Council (ESC), the Europea...


Port Transport Svcs. to be Placed Under Economic Security Act

General port transport services that are provided under terminal operation systems will be included in the core infrastructures of the Economic Security Promotion Act, the Ministry of Land, Infrast...


Foreign-Trade Containers to/from Yokohama Increase in Oct. ’23

The Port of Yokohama handled 245,031 TEUs of foreign trade containers in October 2023, up 2.3% from a year earlier, according to the city of Yokohama’s Port and Harbor Bureau. The total volume of c...


SCFI Rises 1.5% in Week 3

The composite Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) stood at 2,239.61 points in Week 3, growing 1.5% from the previous week and trending up for eight straight weeks, according to the Shanghai...


Japan’s US-Bound Container Exports Plunge in Dec.

Japan’s container exports to the U.S. amounted to 48,645 TEUs in December (based on volumes at ports of origin), down 16% year on year, according to Descartes Datamyne. From the previous month, the...


Container Throughput at Kawasaki Port Plummet in Oct. ’23

Oceangoing container throughput at the Port of Kawasaki, near Tokyo, plummeted 18% to 7,274 TEUs in October 2023, according to the Kawasaki City Government’s Port and Harbor Bureau. Huge declines w...


Fewer Ships Handled at Fewer Ports on Year-End, New-Year Days in Japan

From Dec. 31, 2023 to Jan. 4, 2024, cargo handling work was conducted at 61 ports in Japan, a decrease of two from the corresponding five days of the previous year, according to the Japan Harbor Tr...


Osaka Port Processes 1.98 Mil. TEUs in ’23

The Port of Osaka processed 1.98 million TEUs of containers in 2023, down 7% from the previous year, according to preliminary statistics compiled by the Osaka Ports and Harbors Bureau. Osaka export...



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