Originally published in April, May and June 2012 print issues of Furniture/Today
Furniture/Today's On the Water report, offers a look at furniture import activity based on twenty-foot equivalent (TEU) container traffic arriving at U.S. ports. In April the report examined the top Chinese ports shipping furniture in 2010 and 2011 and the wholesale vessel value of furniture shipments from China for all four quarters of 2011. In May, On the Water focused on furniture shipments leaving Indonesia by TEUs for all four quarters of 2011 as well as the first quarter of 2012. The report also revealed the busiest Indonesian ports shipping furniture for the fourth quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012. And, in June the focus was on furniture shipments from Vietnam, including the number of TEUs containing furniture for March and April.
Also featured are the top U.S. ports receiving furniture from Vietnam for two quarters, as well as the wholesale vessel value of furniture shipments for all four quarters of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012. Furniture/Today partnered with Zepol Corp. to gather the data using information from the bills of lading for containers being shipped.
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