September 22, 2023

Golden Week Blank Sailings Affecting Schedules

Canceled sailings by container lines are having some unforeseen consequences, as schedule unreliability has resulted in increased inventories, higher costs, and now a disruption to backhaul trades (source: SeatradeMaritime News).


January 25, 2023

US Firms Renew Plea to End China Tariffs

US businesses big and small made a fresh push for the Biden administration to remove Trump-era tariffs on Chinese goods as the government considers a formal extension on the hundreds of billions of dollars in levies (source: AJOT).


January 10, 2023

China’s Reopening Seen as Positive for Shipping

As part of its dismantling of its zero-Covid policy, Beijing has allowed travel in and out of the country, with transport officials also allowing crew leaving or joining ships in China to no longer quarantine. Seafarers coming from overseas must…


December 7, 2022

China Eases Covid Restrictions on Travel and Production

In a significant easing of Covid controls, the Chinese government said Wednesday that people will no longer need to show negative virus tests or health codes in order to travel between different parts of the country. Chinese authorities also said…


June 1, 2022

Shanghai Returning to Normalcy as Lockdown Lifts

China’s largest city has begun returning to normalcy amid the easing of a strict two-month COVID-19 lockdown. Full bus and subway service in Shanghai is being restored, with rail connections to the rest of China to follow (source: AP News).