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Oil leak: carrier profits burning

Oil leak: carrier profits burning

Rising fuel costs lead to Drewry downgrade on carrier profitability in 2018.

Latest Trade Routes

A mixed bag

South Asia container trade with Europe continues to outpace the Middle East.

10 Jun 2018

Trade Routes Europe-Mid East-South Asia
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Middle East comeback

Demand growth from Asia to the Middle East topped 26% in 1Q18, but just like the South Asia market freight rates continue to fall because of chronic over-capacity.

27 May 2018

Trade Routes Asia-Mid East-South Asia
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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

Carriers in the bunker

Carriers in the bunker

Shippers are right to be angry about emergency fuel surcharges levied by carriers. Now would be a good time to devise a new system for bunker costs that protects both parties.
Lost potential

Lost potential

New sanctions on Iran and Russia won’t derail the container market recovery, but would suppress potential growth.
Freight Payments – Ripe for Disruption?

Freight Payments – Ripe for Disruption?

As bits and bytes cut cost in shipping, a new Drewry white paper asks: is anyone looking at the payment processes?

Latest Trade Routes

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North-South Trade Routes

Asia-East Coast South America (6) Asia-Mid East-South Asia (7) Asia-Oceania (7) Asia-Southern Africa (4) Asia-West Africa (9) Europe-East Coast South America (8) Europe-Mid East-South Asia (7) North America-East Coast South America (4) Select All

A mixed bag


10 Jun 2018 · Trade Route Europe-Mid East-South Asia


South Asia container trade with Europe continues to outpace the Middle East.
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Middle East comeback


27 May 2018 · Trade Route Asia-Mid East-South Asia


Demand growth from Asia to the Middle East topped 26% in 1Q18, but just like the South Asia market freight rates continue to fall because of chronic over-capacity.
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A tough recovery ahead


13 May 2018 · Trade Route North America-East Coast South America


There is evidence of a demand recovery in the North America-East Coast South America container trade, but slow economic reform and political uncertainty will make it a tough grind.
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Going down under


29 Apr 2018 · Trade Route Asia-Oceania


Demand from Asia to Australasia stagnated in the second half of 2017; early 2018 numbers are more encouraging although rates are falling.
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