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Epidemic Counter Attack! Many Ports Fell, Freight Rates Soared

ECHEMI 2022-01-12

Tianjin and Shenzhen ports fell! Freight rates are rising again!


▶ Out of service! CLASSES CLOSED! Tianjin added 20 new cases to 40!

According to the Tianjin Municipal Health and Health Commission's report on January 10, from 0-24:00 on January 9, Tianjin added 21 new confirmed cases of local new coronary pneumonia (all in Jinnan District)!

The epidemic occurred in two townships less

than 20 kilometers away from Tianjin Binhai International Airport. Tianjin Dagu Chemical Co., Ltd. located in Tianjin Binhai New Area may be affected!


In response to the latest changes in the epidemic situation in Tianjin, Tianjin Port Group has fully implemented the latest deployment requirements for epidemic prevention and control in Tianjin and Binhai New Area! At present, more than 10,800 nucleic acid samples have been collected at the sites set up by Tianjin Port Group. The production operations of all subordinate terminal companies remain in normal operation. The Tianjin Port Group has done a good job in coordinating the resources of the whole port, which will ensure the smooth and orderly production and operation of the port.


Compared with the situation in Tianjin Port, the situation in Shenzhen is slightly less optimistic for importers and exporters.


▶ An outbreak occurred in Yantian Port, Shenzhen! Dock trailers may be affected!

According to a CCTV news report, on January 7, during the regular nucleic acid test of employees in key industries in Shenzhen, 2 cases of positive infection of the new coronavirus were found. In order to prevent the spread of the epidemic, Shenzhen has strengthened travel control!


Bao'an Airport announced that from 24:00 on January 7, all personnel entering the airport terminal and the terminal building of the airport must hold a 48-hour negative nucleic acid test certificate. The Shekou Cruise Home Port requires that those who really need to leave Shenzhen must hold a negative nucleic acid test report within 48 hours. The implementation time is also at 24:00 on January 7. The airport bus station will be suspended from January 7th, and the recovery time will be subject to the epidemic prevention policy.


In the middle of the night of January 7th, the "E-Logistics Yantian" platform issued an announcement on "Epidemic Prevention Measures for Outward Tow Drivers Entering the Wharf". Except for the handover procedures and emergency situations, do not get off the car unless it is necessary to reduce the risk of exposure.


At present, many areas affected by the epidemic have tightened control, and some areas have suspended operations and operations. Chemical industry chain companies in many areas in China have also issued notices of suspension of production and maintenance, and began to do the finishing work at the end of the year. Even the logistics and transportation companies We have also announced the date of stopping orders, reminding everyone to hurry up to place orders and deliver.


On January 5, Shandong Rongchang Logistics Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dawn Group, issued a letter saying that due to the rebound of the epidemic, some areas have closed cities, closed roads, and stopped production and production. Will be discontinued! At the same time, it is said that this year's logistics outage is indeed earlier than in previous years.


Looking at it now, affected by various factors such as the epidemic situation, the outage time of various logistics companies may be more and more advanced. All bosses who have stocking needs, please pay more attention!


▶ The confirmed rate of workers in the western United States has reached 67%, and the freight rate has risen again!

The impact of the domestic epidemic on the port is still under control, but the confirmed rate of dock workers in the West American port has actually reached 67%, making the congestion even worse! The re-emergence of the epidemic has adversely affected the economic recovery, and transportation demand remains high into the new year!


According to statistics, Drewry's latest composite world container index rose 1.1% to US$9,408.81 per 40-foot container, still 80% higher than the same period last year. Among them, Shanghai-Los Angeles and Shanghai-New York freight rates rose 3% to $10,520 and $13,518 per 40-foot box, respectively. Prices in Shanghai-Rotterdam and Shanghai-Genoa are hovering around the levels of previous weeks. Drewry expects rates to climb in the coming week due to the Lunar New Year.


In addition, on January 7, the Shanghai Export Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) released by the Shanghai Shipping Exchange exceeded 5,100 points for the first time and reached 5,109.60 points, an increase of 62.94 points over the previous issue.


Due to a serious shortage of capacity/equipment, the space is tight. The freight peak before the Spring Festival further pushed up the priority transportation price, and some carriers slightly raised the price in the first half of January. In view of the arrival of the traditional peak season of the Spring Festival, it is expected that the price increase may also be implemented in the second half of January.


The four major associations voiced: comprehensively put an end to such plasticized flame retardants!


In 2021, affected by the 90% reduction in the production of yellow phosphorus in the fourth quarter, the price of flame retardants continued to rise. Subsequently, Shouguang City, the main producer of bromine, issued a production restriction notice, and bromine production enterprises were suspended for 3 months in winter. The price of flame retardants has been pushed up again for a while!


However, on January 5, 2022, four associations jointly responded to the call to put an end to the production and use of HBCD in breach of contract, and worked together towards a future free of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). It is estimated that in 2022, the price of flame retardants may continue to rise!


Sinopec Federation Flame Retardant Special Committee

In accordance with the provisions of the Convention, we will strengthen the management of HBCD production and use enterprises, urge enterprises to do a good job in the environmentally sound disposal of waste, and prevent HBCD-containing products from flowing into the society. At the same time, actively publicize the relevant provisions of the Convention, encourage the development of alternatives to HBCD, and make due efforts for the strict implementation of the Convention in my country.


China Building Energy Conservation Association

Under the guidance of relevant ministries and commissions, a special working class has been set up, which will organize the preparation and improvement of relevant standards for the application of HBCD in construction projects, study the recycling and disposal mechanism of HBCD-containing thermal insulation materials in existing construction projects, and carry out green supply chain actions. Promote the engineering application of environmentally friendly flame retardants and thermal insulation materials.


China Plastics Processing Association

In accordance with the requirements of the Convention, we will continue to perform social responsibilities, urge relevant enterprises to implement HBCD-containing products and waste disposal, accelerate the improvement of relevant policies and standard systems for HBCD substitutes, and do a good job in the tracking and service of substitute technologies and the quality of substitute products. Promotion and service work.


China Real Estate Association

Together with China Building Energy Conservation Association, they released the proposal to ban HBCD, and jointly held a press conference on the ban of HBCD in the field of building energy efficiency and green buildings.

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