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On a knife-edge

On a knife-edge

Drewry’s Container Forecaster details the precarious position the industry finds itself – for now the future looks bright.

Latest Trade Routes

Sunshine in the Med

For the second year running the Asia-Mediterranean trade is enjoying strong demand growth, attracting more newbuilds to move in.

15 Oct 2017

Trade Routes Asia-Mediterranean
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Milestone ahead

Following a strong peak season the westbound Asia to North Europe trade is on course to break the 10 million teu milestone in 2017.

08 Oct 2017

Trade Routes Asia-North Europe
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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

A $7 billion voyage

A $7 billion voyage

Neo-Panamax calls on the US East Coast made possible by two big construction projects. How many more will follow?
Rates to soar as reefer supply melts

Rates to soar as reefer supply melts

Reefer rates are set to skyrocket, as the increasing pressures from carrier consolidation collide with acute shortages of reefer containers.
Concentrating on the future

Concentrating on the future

Recent container M&A will push the Asia-Europe trades from “competitive” to “moderately concentrated” with other East-West trades moving in the same direction.

Trade Routes

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North-South Trade Routes

Asia-East Coast South America (5) Asia-Mid East-South Asia (5) Asia-Oceania (6) Asia-Southern Africa (3) Asia-West Africa (7) Europe-East Coast South America (6) Europe-Mid East-South Asia (6) North America-East Coast South America (3) Select All

Sunshine in the Med


15 Oct 2017 · Trade Route Asia-Mediterranean


For the second year running the Asia-Mediterranean trade is enjoying strong demand growth, attracting more newbuilds to move in.
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Milestone ahead


08 Oct 2017 · Trade Route Asia-North Europe


Following a strong peak season the westbound Asia to North Europe trade is on course to break the 10 million teu milestone in 2017.
Read more

More ships please


01 Oct 2017 · Trade Route Asia-East Coast North America


Carriers add a number of extra loaders for the booming Asia-ECNA trade, appear content with spot rates levels despite a downwards trend.
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Cold war?


24 Sep 2017 · Trade Route Asia-West Coast North America


Carriers appear to be turning their backs on rate increases as spot rates are trending downwards in the Asia to West Coast North America trade despite nearly full ships.
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