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Getting better all the time

Getting better all the time

World container trade appears to be back on track after two lean years, resulting in an upgrade to Drewry’s annual outlook for 2017. More recent data suggests we might have to go higher still.

Latest Trade Routes

Demand rising

Healthy first-half volumes reported for both legs of the North America-East Coast South America trade.

13 Aug 2017

Trade Routes North America-East Coast South America
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Holding firm

Despite some port congestion issues South Asia continues to outpace the Middle East in the trade with Europe.

06 Aug 2017

Trade Routes Europe-Mid East-South Asia
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Industry in a glance

World Container Index

East-West composite (US$/feu)

IFO 380 Bunker Prices

Rotterdam (USD$ per tonne)

Global Port Throughput

Jan 2008 = 100

Idle Capacity

(teu)

Recent Feature Articles

Back from the dead?

Back from the dead?

Having been dormant for over 18 months the containership orderbook could be about to jolt back to life as CMA CGM is reportedly on the verge of signing an order for nine 22,000 teu ships.
Another one bites the dust

Another one bites the dust

The move towards a container shipping oligopoly continues with the proposed sale of OOCL to Cosco.
A second look

A second look

Revised data for Intra-Asia tells a very different story than before.

Trade Routes

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East-West Trade Routes

Asia-East Coast North America (4) Asia-Mediterranean (6) Asia-North Europe (6) Asia-West Coast North America (5) Mediterranean-North America (3) North Europe-North America (5) Select All

North-South Trade Routes

Asia-East Coast South America (4) Asia-Mid East-South Asia (5) Asia-Oceania (5) Asia-Southern Africa (2) Asia-West Africa (6) Europe-East Coast South America (5) Europe-Mid East-South Asia (6) North America-East Coast South America (3) Select All

Demand rising


13 Aug 2017 · Trade Route North America-East Coast South America


Healthy first-half volumes reported for both legs of the North America-East Coast South America trade.
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Holding firm


06 Aug 2017 · Trade Route Europe-Mid East-South Asia


Despite some port congestion issues South Asia continues to outpace the Middle East in the trade with Europe.
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Demand on the rise


30 Jul 2017 · Trade Route Asia-Mid East-South Asia


Freight rates are on the up as westbound shipments improve from Asia to the Middle East and in to particular to South Asia.
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Good start


23 Jul 2017 · Trade Route North Europe-North America


Westbound volumes started well in 2017, but whether growth can be sustained is doubtful.
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