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Kicking the can down the road

Kicking the can down the road

The cascade of ships from Asia-Europe is passing overcapacity on to smaller trades that most often don’t have the demand growth to easily absorb them.

Latest Trade Routes

In need of a stimulus

The Transatlantic continues its descent down the pecking order of world container trades. Might the new US administration give it the boost it needs?

22 Jan 2017

Trade Routes North Europe-North America
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Trouble in the East

A recent spike in Asia to Mediterranean spot rates shouldn’t be mistaken as a sign of permanent recovery. Weakness in the East Med region and the spectre of big ships will temper carriers’ prospects in 2017.

15 Jan 2017

Trade Routes Asia-Mediterranean
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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

OOIL: a perfect bride

OOIL: a perfect bride

The container M&A carousel does not appear to be slowing down as Hong Kong’s OOIL emerges as the next big candidate.
North European ports out of the woods?

North European ports out of the woods?

New alliances forming in April look set to halt the trend of reduced service frequency at North European ports, according to a new Drewry report.
Getting carried away?

Getting carried away?

The planets appear to be aligning to usher in a new golden age for container line profitability – can anything stand in their way?

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In need of a stimulus


22 Jan 2017 · Trade Route North Europe-North America


The Transatlantic continues its descent down the pecking order of world container trades. Might the new US administration give it the boost it needs?
Read more

Trouble in the East


15 Jan 2017 · Trade Route Asia-Mediterranean


A recent spike in Asia to Mediterranean spot rates shouldn’t be mistaken as a sign of permanent recovery. Weakness in the East Med region and the spectre of big ships will temper carriers’ prospects in 2017.
Read more

Slowly does it


08 Jan 2017 · Trade Route Asia-North Europe


Asia-North Europe shippers are braced for rate increases in both the spot and contract markets.
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Shoring up consumer confidence


18 Dec 2016 · Trade Route Europe-Mid East-South Asia


With a ‘can’t fail, won’t fail’ attitude, Middle East countries are maintaining spending levels at any cost to keep economies buoyant.
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