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Lost potential

Lost potential

New sanctions on Iran and Russia won’t derail the container market recovery, but would suppress potential growth.

Latest Trade Routes

A tough recovery ahead

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.

13 May 2018

Trade Routes North America-East Coast South America
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Going down under

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

29 Apr 2018

Trade Routes Asia-Oceania
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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

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?
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.
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.

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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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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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