US ports eye deeper Asia volume drops as bottleneck worries fade

US ports and forwarders warn that a coming plunge in import volumes will be even sharper than they feared, although their concerns of a...

Blankings, imports boost trans-Pacific spot rates

Spot rates in the eastbound trans-Pacific rose this week, driven by a spike in blank sailings that restricted vessel capacity and what is expected to be a temporary surge in...

Trade imbalance on ECSA-Asia creates blank sailing headache for carriers

Carriers operating East Coast South America-Asia services will continue to make selective blank sailings in the coming weeks amid ongoing lackluster trade,...

New Chittagong-Kolkata direct service cuts costs, time

Amid COVID-19 disruptions that have restricted the movement of goods over land between Bangladesh and India, a direct waterborne service between Kolkata and Chittagong has debuted, opening...

Bangladesh cargo flow to improve after quarantine on Chinese ships ends

Bangladesh has ended a required 14-day quarantine for vessels arriving from mainland China, a move expected to hasten the flow of cargo and reduce costs for...

July jump in Chittagong exports linked to COVID-delayed orders

Export volumes through the Bangladeshi port of Chittagong saw an almost 50 percent jump in July, but sources say...

New Chittagong–China service to quicken container trade

With imports from China increasing sharply as businesses in Bangladesh have reopened after the easing...

Carrier service adjustments threaten India’s direct shipping push

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked widespread service adjustments by ocean carriers to stay aligned with a sharp downturn in cargo...

US sourcing upswing prompts India ocean routing changes

Mediterranean Shipping Co. has launched an independent, direct service between India and the US East Coast, a premium product that industry observers believe has the potential to capitalize...

Carriers, shippers face delays amid East Asia typhoons

Typhoons and associated bad weather in east Asia are wreaking havoc on carriers’ sailing schedules and port calls, with shippers facing cargo delays even as far away as...