Tag: china

  • Major Explosion at Tianjin Port, China

    An explosion in eastern China that rocked one of the world’s busiest ports Wednesday poses some logistics problems despite resuming operations. Authorities and companies near the blast site in the eastern Chinese city of Tianjin said to the Wall Street Journal Friday operations there were returning to normal. Still, bottlenecks remained for industries from steel […]

  • China, Wildfires

    Further to this week’s feature story in your Madison’s Lumber Reporter, China has mobilized nearly 3,000 people to quench two raging forest fires in the country’s southwest and north, said Xinhua Friday. Authorities in the southwestern Yunnan Province have mobilized 1,720 people and two helicopters to put out a forest blaze in Dali City. The […]

  • US Log and Lumber Exports Up : 2013

    Log and lumber exports from Washington, Oregon, northern California, and Alaska increased by 20 per cent in volume in 2013 compared to 2012, the US Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station reported Friday. The total value of these exports also jumped, by nearly 37 per cent for log exports and by 23 per cent for […]

  • China Wood Imports 2013

    Log and lumber imports into China rose to an all-time high in 2013, says the Japan Lumber Reports Friday, due to recovering demand and tight inventories after the government restricted credit funding in mid-2011. Import of logs into China last year was 45.2 million cubic metres, a 19.2 per cent increase over 2012. Lumber imports […]