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South China terminals face capacity overhang as demand falters

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on March 15, 2012

South China’s annual throughput was close to 60 million TEUs last year. There is no cluster of ports in the world that can boast that kind of volume, which enabled the province of Guangdong to claim a third of China exports. The rise of manufacturing…

China factories slowly climbing the value chain

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on June 8, 2011

It may seem we harp on about China’s changing manufacturing industry, but that's because of its direct impact on export ocean cargo and the import of raw materials. All the stuff we consume has to be made somewhere, and the mainland has pretty much cornered the manufacturing market.

When, Why and Where Pilot Rate Hikes Make Sense

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on January 5, 2011

In most places where compulsory pilotage for deep draft vessels is the rule, the news that pilot rates will be going up is met with staunch opposition and a laundry list of reasons why that’s a bad idea. Typically, that’s also accompanied by…