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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 crippled by curbs on credit

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on July 21, 2011

Access to credit is critical to sustaining a manufacturing business in China, especially at the lower value, mass-producing end of the market. The orders for export goods can be measured in millions of units that require huge quantities of raw materials.