B&R ship­ping in­dices re­leased

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS -

The Shang­hai Ship­ping Ex­change of­fi­cially launched the Belt and Road ship­ping in­dices on Tues­day, to track freight trade data among economies in­volved in the ini­tia­tive, after a two-year trial. The in­dices in­clude a Belt and Road trade in­dex, a Belt and Road freight vol­ume in­dex and a Mar­itime Silk Road freight in­dex. The Belt and Road Ini­tia­tive was pro­posed by China in 2013 to build trade and in­fra­struc­ture links along an­cient over­land and mar­itime Silk Road routes, con­nect­ing economies in Asia, Europe, Africa and Ocea­nia. Ex­change Pres­i­dent Zhang Ye said the in­dices would help the

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