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Container market still competitive

Container market still competitive

With nearly 400 different vessel operators plying their trade worldwide there is plenty of competition and potential for more M&A activity.

Latest Trade Routes

Rates pick up ahead of contract season

Demand growth in 2017 was king on the Asia-US East Coast trade, where spot rates have recovered in the past few weeks, but remain well below the same period last year.

21 Jan 2018

Trade Routes Asia-East Coast North America
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Swings and roundabouts

The eastbound Asia to West Coast North America market continues its six-year run of strong demand growth, but weak spot rates will damage carriers’ income.

17 Dec 2017

Trade Routes Asia-West Coast North America
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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

Boxed in?

Boxed in?

There is a fear there will be a shortage of containers in the coming year. Is it justified and will a lack of boxes really choke off trade growth?
Size isn’t everything

Size isn’t everything

Drewry’s new global container port connectivity index shows that sometimes, smaller ports can equal or better the liner connectivity of larger ones.
Trade volumes on course for record

Trade volumes on course for record

Container volume growth continues apace with loaded shipments on course to break 200 million teu in 2017.

Trade Routes

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Rates pick up ahead of contract season


21 Jan 2018 · Trade Route Asia-East Coast North America


Demand growth in 2017 was king on the Asia-US East Coast trade, where spot rates have recovered in the past few weeks, but remain well below the same period last year.
Read more

Swings and roundabouts


17 Dec 2017 · Trade Route Asia-West Coast North America


The eastbound Asia to West Coast North America market continues its six-year run of strong demand growth, but weak spot rates will damage carriers’ income.
Read more

Growth at last


03 Dec 2017 · Trade Route Asia-Mid East-South Asia


After a long barren period, growth has returned to Asia to the Middle East trade, although the same isn’t true for freight rates. South Asia continues to outpace its neighbour with rates moving upwards.
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West Africa continues its recovery


19 Nov 2017 · Trade Route Asia-West Africa


The outlook for the Asia-West Africa trade is improving, but there is much ground still to recover. Freight rates have stabilised after carriers rowed back on capacity additions.
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