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Topic of the week

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.

Latest Trade Routes

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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Wait and see

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.

25 Nov 2018

Trade Routes Asia-East 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

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.
Where have all the greenfields gone?

Where have all the greenfields gone?

Container terminal capacity expansion in the next five years has fallen to not much more than 10% of existing capacity, the lowest proportion ever. Something has to change if the industry is to avoid problems in the coming years.

Latest Trade Routes

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East-West Trade Routes

Asia-East Coast North America (8) Asia-Mediterranean (9) Asia-North Europe (10) Asia-West Coast North America (9) Mediterranean-North America (3) North Europe-North America (7) Select All

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

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.
Read more

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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Signs of life


28 Oct 2018 · Trade Route North America-East Coast South America


It has been a poor year so far in the North America-East Coast South America container trade, but demand and freight rates have picked-up of late.
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