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Container Insight Weekly
Container Insight Weekly

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Coming up for air

Coming up for air

The container spot freight market rebounds amid a growing number of idle ships and new bunker surcharges.

Latest Trade Routes

Losing ground

The container trade from Asia to West Coast North America is struggling to ward off the effects of the trade war.

27 Oct 2019

Trade Routes Asia-West Coast North America
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A wasted opportunity

Evidence of carrier rate cutting means that they missed out on the benefits of stronger than expected demand growth.

13 Oct 2019

Trade Routes Asia-North Europe
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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

Freeports and freezones: Beyond the call of duty?

Freeports and freezones: Beyond the call of duty?

The concept of freeports has been in the news in the UK recently, as the government has proposed the creation of 10 such entities around the country, promising the creation of thousands of new jobs and the “turbo-charging” of local economies. Laudable aims in theory but the reality is somewhat more challenging.
Less guesswork concerning post-IMO 2020 marine fuel

Less guesswork concerning post-IMO 2020 marine fuel

Shippers, forwarders and carriers are getting a better idea of costs and data sources as Drewry launches a low-sulphur bunker price tracker.
Time to act

Time to act

A spate of containership fires has forced carriers to take action with fines for misdeclared cargoes. It is unlikely to change the behaviour of the criminally minded.

Latest Trade Routes

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East-West Trade Routes

Asia-East Coast North America (9) Asia-Mediterranean (11) Asia-North Europe (12) Asia-West Coast North America (11) Mediterranean-North America (3) North Europe-North America (8) Select All

North-South Trade Routes

Asia-East Coast South America (7) 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

Losing ground


27 Oct 2019 · Trade Route Asia-West Coast North America


The container trade from Asia to West Coast North America is struggling to ward off the effects of the trade war.
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A wasted opportunity


13 Oct 2019 · Trade Route Asia-North Europe


Evidence of carrier rate cutting means that they missed out on the benefits of stronger than expected demand growth.
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Taming volatility


29 Sep 2019 · Trade Route Asia-East Coast South America


Tight control over Asia-ECSA capacity helps drive freight rate gains despite weak demand prospects.
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On the mend


22 Jul 2019 · Trade Route Asia-Mediterranean


The westbound Asia-Med trade enjoyed a good start to the year, but recent pricing levels suggest that things are levelling off.
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