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Shipping slump spreads the pain to box makers

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on August 29, 2013

If you think the container shipping business is depressing, try the container making business. A good 20 percent of the 30 million boxes in circulation around the world are more than 20 years old, even though their lifespan should be 15 years.

Shenzhen unveils plans for the heavyweight champion of logistics parks

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on January 10, 2012

How about this for a profligate project: The Shenzhen municipality this week whipped the sheet off its plans for the creation of a US$45 billion logistics centre in the Shenzhen area of Qianhai. By 2015 they reckon it will be the largest logistics centre in the world…