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ONE more step along the consolidation road

ONE more step along the consolidation road

Carrier consolidation is moving apace with the merger of Japanese carriers, which have been given a new name.

Latest Trade Routes

Jumping on the South Asia bandwagon

Carriers introduce three new Europe-South Asia services as demand in that corridor continues to outpace the Middle East.

18 Jun 2017

Trade Routes Europe-Mid East-South Asia
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Tensions rising

Growth is cooling in the Asia to South Asia trade, while Middle East imports continue to struggle as tensions in the region escalate.

11 Jun 2017

Trade Routes Asia-Mid East-South Asia
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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

Juggling act

Juggling act

In an over-supplied market carriers have proved to be fairly adept in manoeuvring capacity around, creating fertile conditions for rate increases.
West Coast upgrade

West Coast upgrade

The number of containerships of 13,000 teu or above deployed on the Asia-US West Coast trade has nearly doubled since the start of 2017. How long before the mega-ships arrive?
The best is yet to come

The best is yet to come

The majority of container shipping lines lost money in the first three months of 2017, but higher rates and fast-growing demand will soon show on the bottom line.

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North-South Trade Routes

Asia-East Coast South America (4) Asia-Mid East-South Asia (4) Asia-Oceania (5) Asia-Southern Africa (2) Asia-West Africa (6) Europe-East Coast South America (5) Europe-Mid East-South Asia (5) North America-East Coast South America (2) Select All

Jumping on the South Asia bandwagon


18 Jun 2017 · Trade Route Europe-Mid East-South Asia


Carriers introduce three new Europe-South Asia services as demand in that corridor continues to outpace the Middle East.
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Tensions rising


11 Jun 2017 · Trade Route Asia-Mid East-South Asia


Growth is cooling in the Asia to South Asia trade, while Middle East imports continue to struggle as tensions in the region escalate.
Read more

Conflicting numbers


04 Jun 2017 · Trade Route Asia-Southern Africa


Declining trade statistics for the Asia to Southern Africa market are at odds with other indicators.
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On the mend


28 May 2017 · Trade Route Asia-East Coast South America


Container traffic from Asia to East Coast South America has grown in two consecutive quarters although there is still much lost ground to recover.
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