Kamaishi Port Incorporated on Int'l Feeder Svc. Route

An international feeder service route has been established to and from the Port of Kamaishi as the Koryu Maru, a domestic vessel run by Yokohama Container Line, called the port earlier this month. ...


Time for Customs Formalities Shortened for Cargo Imported to Japan by Sea

Customs formalities were completed in an average of one hour for marine cargo imported to Japan by sea, according to a survey the Ministry of Finance (MOF)’s Customs and Tariff Bureau conducted fro...


SCFI Make Smallest Increase Since May

The composite Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) stood at 3,475.6 points in Week 25, up 2.9% from the previous week. The week-on-week increase was smallest since earlier May, indicating th...


Japan-US Container Exports Jump 16.6% in May

Container exports from Japan to the U.S. amounted to 53,271 TEUs in May (based on volumes at ports of origin), up 16.6% from a year earlier, marking a double-digit year-on-year increase for two mon...


Asia-Europe Exports Increase in April Before Tariff Hikes on Chinese EVs

Container exports from Asia to Europe amounted to 1.51 million TEUs in April, according to statistics compiled by the Japan Maritime Center (JMC) from data provided by Container Trades Statistics (...


Japan's Customs Bureau Reviewing Import-Related Systems

The Ministry of Finance (MOF)'s Customs and Tariff Bureau is in the process of reviewing the items to fill in on import declarations and the system for administrators of customs matters. With the g...


FMC Opens Investigation on OCEMA Compliance with Feb. Decision

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has opened an investigation to determine if the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association (OCEMA) and its members are complying with a decision issue...


KCCI Rises for 9 Weeks Running

The latest KOBC Container Composite Index (KCCI) stood at 4,306 points on Monday, according to Korea Ocean Business Corp. (KOBC). The composite index rose 6.51% from a week earlier and has continue...


CCFI, SCFI Both Remain Upward in Week 24

The composite China Containerized Freight Index (CCFI) stood at 1,733.47 points in Week 24, according to the Shanghai Shipping Exchange (SSE). Spot rates for container exports from China mostly inc...


US Container Imports from Asia Jumped 13.5% in May

U.S. container imports from 10 major Asian economies amounted to 1.67 million TEUs in May based on volumes at ports of origin, marking a double-digit growth of 13.5% year on year, according to stat...



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