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Delayed gratification

Delayed gratification

Newbuilding deferral offers the container industry a golden opportunity to smooth out the capacity peaks in the coming years. Will owners take it?

Latest Trade Routes

Tide slowly turning

Demand momentum shifted from the northbound to southbound leg of the Europe-East Coast South America trade in the fourth-quarter 2016 - but with little capacity movement spot rates are unlikely to change much.

26 Feb 2017

Trade Routes Europe-East Coast South America
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The start of a long road to recovery

Growth is returning to the Asia-ECSA trade due to favourable comparisons, but container traffic remains a long way off pre-2015 numbers. Spot rates are holding steady with capacity settled.

19 Feb 2017

Trade Routes Asia-East Coast South America
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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

On the brink

On the brink

The clock is ticking before the launch of two new mega-alliances on 1 April, but a long pause in announcing details has caused planning headaches to ports and shippers.
Limited modal shift post-Hanjin

Limited modal shift post-Hanjin

The logistical chaos caused by Hanjin’s bankruptcy helped boost airfreight rates, but there is limited statistical evidence of cargo switching modes.
What’s a forecaster to do?

What’s a forecaster to do?

New US President Donald Trump has raised fears of protectionism and reduced trade, but is the rhetoric just hot air and to what extent does trade liberalism benefit trade?

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North-South Trade Routes

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Tide slowly turning


26 Feb 2017 · Trade Route Europe-East Coast South America


Demand momentum shifted from the northbound to southbound leg of the Europe-East Coast South America trade in the fourth-quarter 2016 - but with little capacity movement spot rates are unlikely to change much.
Read more

The start of a long road to recovery


19 Feb 2017 · Trade Route Asia-East Coast South America


Growth is returning to the Asia-ECSA trade due to favourable comparisons, but container traffic remains a long way off pre-2015 numbers. Spot rates are holding steady with capacity settled.
Read more

Wake up and smell the coffee


12 Feb 2017 · Trade Route North America-East Coast South America


US demand for Brazilian goods stays strong despite a strengthening Real as exporters lower the value of key commodities.
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South Asia on a fast track


05 Feb 2017 · Trade Route Europe-Mid East-South Asia


South Asia is outpacing the Middle East region in the trade to and from Europe. More of the same expected in 2017.
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