Container imports at top 10 U.S. ports up 7% in April
The top 10 U.S. ports saw a 7% increase in container imports in April from a year earlier to 2,189,744 TEUs, the data showed. According to industry analysts, this shows that the willingness of American consumers to spend has continued unabated. Separate data showed that in April, imports at U.S. East Coast ports increased significantly, reaching 1,148,687 TEUs, an increase of 18.7% year-on-year. But West Coast ports imported 1,041,057 TEUs, down 3.4% year-on-year.
Latin American e-commerce festival "CyberDay" will start on May 30
A few days ago, CCS, the e-commerce committee of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce in Santiago, announced that the 2022 Chilean e-commerce festival "CyberDay" will start at 00:00 on Monday, May 30, and will continue until Wednesday, June 1. CCS said that this year's "CyberDay" will have 751 e-commerce brands participating, 103 more than last year, most of the participating brands are distributed in the fields of clothing, footwear and accessories, home, health and beauty, sports and outdoor and electronic products.
CMA CGM spends $720 million to build 6 ships
According to reports, CMA CGM and South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries signed a letter of intent for shipbuilding to build six 8,000TEU LNG (liquefied natural gas)-powered dual-fuel container ships at a price of about US$120 million each, with a total value of US$720 million.
It is worth noting that CMA CGM, which is accelerating its strategic transformation and is committed to becoming a global logistics leader, continues to step up its investment in capacity expansion. When CMA CGM announced its 2021 results, it said that the current global trade is developing healthily, but there are still geopolitical uncertainties. Due to tensions in the global supply chain, pressure on effective capacity and company operations continued.
Overseas toy brand StarPony completes more than 10 million US dollars in Series A financing
A few days ago, the overseas toy brand StarPony announced the completion of a series A financing of more than 10 million US dollars. This round of financing was led by eWTP, and the old shareholder insurance K2VC followed. The funds will be mainly used for talent recruitment, product development and brand building. Founded in 2020, StarPony focuses on educational, intelligent and trendy design concepts. Its main products are dolls, plush toys, children's tents and other toy products. Its OUOZZZ series of toys have sold nearly one million units since its launch in May 2021. StarPony mainly focuses on overseas markets. In 2021, its total revenue will exceed 100 million yuan, of which overseas revenue will account for 70%. At present, it has expanded to the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and five European countries.
The penetration rate of the Spanish e-commerce market will reach 14% in 2025
The latest report states that Spain is one of the countries with the greatest potential for e-commerce growth in the coming years. The report estimates that the penetration rate of the Spanish e-commerce market will reach 14% in 2025, which is 4 percentage points lower than the global average (18%). In Spain, online sales as a percentage or penetration of the entire retail industry have risen from 3.5% in 2015 to 8.7% in 2020, an increase of more than 5 percentage points. Spain’s e-commerce market penetration will reach 14% by 2025, one of the strongest growth rates in the world.
eBay issues an announcement: Regulations on the use of the UKCA mark for products sold to the UK
eBay announced that UKCA is the abbreviation of (UK Conformity Assessed), and UKCA is the UK conformity assessment mark. Products bearing the UKCA logo indicate that these products comply with UK regulations and are used when the products are sold in Great Britain, England, Scotland and Wales. For most goods, until 1 January 2023, CE marking can still be used as required by the European Union. For most New Approach certified goods, the UKCA logo can be affixed to the product's label or accompanying documentation until 1 January 2024.