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Topic of the week

Side effects

Side effects

IMO 2020 low-sulphur rules could trigger more slow steaming and transhipment.

Latest Trade Routes

Moving out

Low demand growth in the Asia-North Europe trade is forcing carriers to look to other trades for their big ships.

03 Mar 2019

Trade Routes Asia-North Europe
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Improving, but still shaky

A less than convincing performance in the Asia to Mediterranean headhaul market and a sharp fall in Turkish imports have dulled westbound growth prospects.

23 Dec 2018

Trade Routes Asia-Mediterranean
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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

Container equipment prices & lease rates falling

Container equipment prices & lease rates falling

Container equipment prices plunged below building costs in the last quarter of 2018, and manufacturers will need to cut back if they are to return to profit in 2019.
Will it be a happy Chinese New Year for carriers?

Will it be a happy Chinese New Year for carriers?

The recovery time for spot market freight rates after Chinese New Year can take an awfully long time.
Have we reached peak ULCV delivery?

Have we reached peak ULCV delivery?

A record amount of mega-ships of 18,000 teu and above was delivered in 2018, but will delivery delays and slow steaming come to the rescue of carriers?

Latest Trade Routes

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North-South Trade Routes

Asia-East Coast South America (6) Asia-Mid East-South Asia (8) 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 (5) Select All

Moving out


03 Mar 2019 · Trade Route Asia-North Europe


Low demand growth in the Asia-North Europe trade is forcing carriers to look to other trades for their big ships.
Read more

Improving, but still shaky


23 Dec 2018 · Trade Route Asia-Mediterranean


A less than convincing performance in the Asia to Mediterranean headhaul market and a sharp fall in Turkish imports have dulled westbound growth prospects.
Read more

Turning the tide


07 Dec 2018 · Trade Route Asia-North Europe


Container traffic from Asia to North Europe is finally trending upwards. So far, pricing gains have been minimal for carriers.
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Wait and see


25 Nov 2018 · Trade Route Asia-East Coast North America


Tighter space conditions have raised the freight rate premium on Asia-East Coast North America services. Future capacity decisions will likely be dictated by the fallout from 1 January tariffs.
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