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Scrubbers on the rise

Scrubbers on the rise

With just over one year to go before the IMO’s new marine fuel sulphur cap of 0.5% comes into force, more containership owners are opting for exhaust scrubbers. Could this reap immediate supply-side benefits?

Latest Trade Routes

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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Turning the tide

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

07 Dec 2018

Trade Routes Asia-North Europe
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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

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Carriers are starting to distinguish themselves with new corporate strategies.
Will alliances be blocked?

Will alliances be blocked?

Container alliances under fire as consortia block exemption up for review in Europe.
Staring into the void

Staring into the void

Void sailings have helped carriers prop up ship utilisation in low demand months, but their efficacy in raising rates is less certain.

Latest Trade Routes

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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.
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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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Thank you, Mr President?


11 Nov 2018 · Trade Route Asia-West Coast North America


Service withdrawals and new tariffs sent Asia to West Coast North America container spot freight rates into hyper-drive from the end of July, but there could be a sting in the tail.
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