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Topic of the week

European lines are the reefer kings

European lines are the reefer kings

Why do Asian container shipping lines lag behind European carriers in the global reefer market?

Latest Trade Routes

Capacity management paying dividends

Asia to West Africa spot rates are inflating as a consequence of tighter capacity in a growing market.

16 Sep 2018

Trade Routes Asia-West Africa
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Rising up

Asia to Australasia container shipments were very strong in the first half, spot freight rates recovering after a steeper than usual seasonal decline.

02 Sep 2018

Trade Routes Asia-Oceania
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Industry at 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

Blurred lines

Blurred lines

Is global terminal operator DP World’s acquisition of European short-sea and feeder carrier Unifeeder another example of a company wanting to extend their reach in the supply chain, or simply a shrewd move to protect the core business?
Freight rate volatility easing

Freight rate volatility easing

An absence of huge swings in weekly East-West container freight rates suggest the market is stabilising.
Slicing and dicing

Slicing and dicing

Carriers are being more proactive with capacity adjustments. Where are the cuts likely to be made?

Latest Trade Routes

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East-West Trade Routes

Asia-East Coast North America (7) Asia-Mediterranean (9) Asia-North Europe (9) Asia-West Coast North America (8) Mediterranean-North America (3) North Europe-North America (7) Select All

North-South Trade Routes

Asia-East Coast South America (6) Asia-Mid East-South Asia (7) Asia-Oceania (8) Asia-Southern Africa (4) Asia-West Africa (10) Europe-East Coast South America (8) Europe-Mid East-South Asia (7) North America-East Coast South America (4) Select All

Capacity management paying dividends


16 Sep 2018 · Trade Route Asia-West Africa


Asia to West Africa spot rates are inflating as a consequence of tighter capacity in a growing market.
Read more

Rising up


02 Sep 2018 · Trade Route Asia-Oceania


Asia to Australasia container shipments were very strong in the first half, spot freight rates recovering after a steeper than usual seasonal decline.
Read more

Turkey crisis puts Asia-Med growth in doubt


19 Aug 2018 · Trade Route Asia-Mediterranean


Soaring Asia to Mediterranean freight rates might not last long as economic turmoil engulfs Turkey, Europe’s fifth largest importer of goods from Asia.
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Odd one out


05 Aug 2018 · Trade Route Asia-North Europe


Disappointing first half volumes from Asia to North Europe are at odds with other booming markets, but there are signs of improvement as rates recover.
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