Shanghai News

Shanghai ports growth in consumer goods imports

The imports of consumer goods at Shanghai ports increased by 17 per cent in the first five months this year. Shanghai Customs said volumes had recovered...
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Posted on June 16, 2023

China vital for Cuban lobster exportsr

China is a fundamental market for exports of frozen whole lobster and fishery products from Cuba. An industry spokesman said: "China is a growing market f...
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Posted on October 7, 2020

China exports more books to other countries

China will export more publications to other countries, both in print and digital formats, to expand its visibility in the world, officials said. And it ne...
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Posted on September 19, 2017

Air freight symposium in Shanghai

In the IATA symposium held in Shanghai last month, the president of China Eastern warned of the need for the air freight industry to modernise its systems....
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Posted on April 4, 2015

Boost China exports with premium goods

A Shanghai based economist has advised New Zealand exporters struggling to meet Chinese demand for commodities such as milk powder, logs and lamb flaps, to...
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Posted on August 1, 2014

Freight takes off at Shanghai Pudong Terminal

Shanghai Pudong cargo terminal saw freight tonnage rise by 2.83 percent to a total of 1,173,784 tonnes in the first 11 months of 2013. In 2012 the total wa...
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Posted on January 16, 2014

US Invests in Chinese Logistics

Chinese and American investors are co-operating to develop 17 new warehouses across China, including locations such as Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou. Th...
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Posted on September 9, 2013

Freight Forwarding China

The Conference and Supply Chain Forum will be held in Shanghai from 5 - 6 September 2013.  The organisers expect 500 people to attend, and are advertising...
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Posted on August 18, 2013

No more noodle imports

A leading manufacturer of food products is moving production of its noodles from China to the UK, which will create up to 50 jobs when the factory is o...
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Posted on April 10, 2013

Freight recovery in China

Shanghai and Ningbo ports in the east of China experienced a strong recovery of freight container throughput in September, and their biggest cargo flows of...
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Posted on December 14, 2012

London Gateway visits China

Representatives of the new London port on the Thames have been visiting Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Taipei and Seoul.  Officials are keen to attract s...
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Posted on November 16, 2012

Unusual Freight from China

Earlier this month a three month old kitten was found  in a shipping container having survived three weeks without food and water. The kitten was disc...
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Posted on July 23, 2012

Freight growth slowing in China

The growth in  volumes of import and export freight flowing through China's freight container ports is slowing down.  In the first three months of this y...
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Posted on June 24, 2012

China exports subject to VAT

China has recently implemented a VAT programme which now covers all services.  This includes a 6% rate for the logistics and international freight forward...
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Posted on March 10, 2012

Tumbling freight rates continue

Container freight rates are continuing to fall while shipping lines have excess capacity and compete with each other for reducing volumes of cargo. Rates o...
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Posted on December 2, 2011

Freight Rates on the rise

Freight rates for containers between the USA West Coast and China are rising, according to the Shanghai Containerised Freight Index. This could be a reacti...
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Posted on November 9, 2011

Direct freight shipping Asia to Rotterdam

In September a new weekly LCL shipping service began between Rotterdam and Asia.  The new services which are guaranteed to operate, will improve the suppl...
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Posted on October 23, 2011

New air freight link to MidWest

A new direct air freight service from China to the Mid West of the USA has been inaugerated.  On 23rd September the first cargo flight to St Louis in Miss...
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Posted on October 2, 2011

‘On time’ shipping

One of the world's major shipping lines has announced a new service from Asia to Europe which will 'guarantee' a sailing every day at the same time, with a...
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Posted on September 21, 2011

Shipping peak surcharge

The world wide economic climate resulting in lacking consumer confidence has meant that orders for consumer goods are falling below expectations, and ships...
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Posted on August 25, 2011

New Air Cargo route for China

A new cargo route was launched last month between Chongqing in the southwest of China, and Europe. The route Shanghai-Chongqing-Moscow-Luxembourg-Shanghai ...
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Posted on June 25, 2011

China freight rates tumble

Freight container rates from Asia to Europe are declining, even though shipping lines are increasing bunker surcharges. The Shanghai Containerised Freig...
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Posted on June 9, 2011
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