World’s biggest container ship MSC Irina

MSC Irina

The world’s biggest container ship, MSC Irina, entered service. It is the biggest container ship in terms of TEU capacity – over 24,300. The ultra-large vessel is one of many ordered by MSC. MSC Irina MSC Irina was built in 2023 and put into service the same year. The ship is sailing under the flag …

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Top 10 manufacturing countries

Top 10 manufacturing countries

Manufacturing industries make up about 17% of the global GDP. Unsurprisingly, the top 10 manufacturing countries in the world are also the biggest economies. Review the list to determine which country you want to outsource your production needs to. Which country is the world’s manufacturing superpower? Top 10 manufacturing countries Manufacturing, value added (current US$) …

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Shipping from China to Nigeria

Shipping from China to Nigeria

China is one of Nigeria’s main trade partners, along with the United States, India, the Netherlands, and Belgium. Nigeria is China’s number one trading partner among African countries. In 2021 the value of Nigerian imports from China amounted to 12.88 billion dollars, which constituted almost a quarter of the country’s imports. What goods did they …

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Lowest shipping cost in years

Lowest shipping cost in years

After strict restrictions were lifted in China, the situation improved; the country has opened to business and tourism. Since there are no lockdowns or mass quarantine, production lines work around the clock. Shipping cost is one of the major factors for importers. Fortunately, the shipping cost is at its lowest in several years. It is …

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Shipping from the USA to the Netherlands

Shipping from the USA to the Netherlands

The US-Netherlands trade route is common and important for businesses and individuals. There are two options when it comes to shipping from the USA to the Netherlands, and each is tailored to different shipment needs. This article explores shipping methods between those two countries and more. Top imports from the USA to the Netherlands Shipping …

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Shipping from Vietnam to Canada

Shipping from Vietnam to Canada

Vietnam has been Canada’s largest trading partner in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region since 2015. In 2021, two-way merchandise trade between Canada and Vietnam totaled $10.5 billion, up from $8.9 billion in 2020 (92% of which was the value of import from Vietnam). This article will take a closer look at ways …

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China-Europe train in Langfang opened

China-Europe train from Langfang

The Eurasian network of rail connections under the “One Belt, One Road” initiative is expanding. On February 25, 2023, the first China-Europe train in Langfang opened (Hebei Province). It shortens the route between China and European countries by about 13 days, more than 1/3. China-Europe train in Langfang opened The first freight train departing from …

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Shipping from China to Egypt

Shipping from China to Egypt

Trade between China and Egypt has been flourishing for years. According to the General Administration of Customs of China, in 2021, there was a noticeable increase in bilateral trade between the two countries. It reached USD 19.97 billion, up by 37.3 percent. Exports from China to Egypt reached USD 18.27 billion, up 34 percent. It …

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Shipping from Japan to the Netherlands

Shipping from Japan to the Netherlands

The Netherlands is one of Japan’s most prominent trading partners, the 12th in the world and 2nd in Europe. In 2020, Japan exported 10.2B USD to the Netherlands. Today we will look closely at shipping from Japan to the Netherlands. Most frequently imported products from Japan to the Netherlands Import restrictions in the Netherlands Countries …

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Shipping from Bangladesh to the UK

Shipping from Bangladesh to the UK

Bangladesh is the eighth most populous country in the world (2021 data). The country specializes in the ready-made garment industry (RMG) and is the world’s largest garment exporter. Thanks to tremendous industry changes, Bangladesh’s factories nowadays attract manufacturers promising low production costs and high-quality products. As a result, the United Kingdom focuses on importing apparel …

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