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Over-capacity fears over-hyped

Over-capacity fears over-hyped

Deferrals mean that new containership deliveries in 2018 will not damage the supply-demand balance. More ships are needed to keep up with demand projections, according to Drewry’s latest Container Forecaster report.

Latest Trade Routes

Southern Africa renaissance

Asia to Southern Africa container trade rebounded in 2017 and has started 2018 with gusto.

15 Apr 2018

Trade Routes Asia-Southern Africa
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No pricing benefit from demand surge

The southbound Asia-West Africa container trade scored 10% demand growth in 2017, but this hasn’t translated into higher freight rates due to ongoing over-capacity.

01 Apr 2018

Trade Routes Asia-West Africa
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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

Ready or not: owners wary of meeting low-sulphur fuel deadline

Ready or not: owners wary of meeting low-sulphur fuel deadline

A Drewry survey of shipowners finds concerns over compliance and a general resignation in having to switch to more expensive low-sulphur fuel to meet the IMO’s proposed 2020 bunker regulation.
Enter the land of the giants

Enter the land of the giants

Smaller ships are making appearances in the Asia-North Europe trade. Cheap charter rates mean that Classic Panamax ships can make a profit in this trade populated with mega-ships.
Win some, lose some

Win some, lose some

Transhipment hubs were the most significant winners and losers in terms of liner connectivity in 4Q17, according to Drewry’s new global container port connectivity index.

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North-South Trade Routes

Asia-East Coast South America (6) Asia-Mid East-South Asia (6) Asia-Oceania (6) Asia-Southern Africa (4) Asia-West Africa (9) Europe-East Coast South America (8) Europe-Mid East-South Asia (6) North America-East Coast South America (3) Select All

Southern Africa renaissance


15 Apr 2018 · Trade Route Asia-Southern Africa


Asia to Southern Africa container trade rebounded in 2017 and has started 2018 with gusto.
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No pricing benefit from demand surge


01 Apr 2018 · Trade Route Asia-West Africa


The southbound Asia-West Africa container trade scored 10% demand growth in 2017, but this hasn’t translated into higher freight rates due to ongoing over-capacity.
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Role reversal


18 Mar 2018 · Trade Route Europe-East Coast South America


The southbound leg of the Europe-East Coast South America trade reclaimed its dominance in 2017.
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Room for a little one


04 Mar 2018 · Trade Route Asia-East Coast South America


With full ships on only three services, the booming Asia to East Coast South America finally gets another service.
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