China

China

20 Sep 2014
China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection is considering new regulations that would put provincial authorities in charge of approving wastepaper imports that the ministry now regulates.
Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, Composite, week ending Sept. 27, 2013. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange
27 Sep 2013
Spot container rates from Shanghai to 15 major world port locations measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index eroded for a fourth consecutive week, dropping another $54 per 20-foot-equivalent unit during the week ending Sept. 27.
US Auto Part Imports. Source: PIERS
27 Sep 2013
Containers of auto parts imported through U.S. ports reached 220,366 20-foot containers in the second quarter of 2013, their highest volume since the JOC began collecting this data in January 2007. Imports were up year-over-year for a 15thstraight quarter, although it was the smallest rate of increase during this period.
20 Sep 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in September and October.