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Will alliances be blocked?

Will alliances be blocked?

Container alliances under fire as consortia block exemption up for review in Europe.

Latest Trade Routes

Thank you, Mr President?

Service withdrawals and new tariffs sent Asia to West Coast North America container spot freight rates into hyper-drive from the end of July, but there could be a sting in the tail.

11 Nov 2018

Trade Routes Asia-West Coast North America
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Signs of life

It has been a poor year so far in the North America-East Coast South America container trade, but demand and freight rates have picked-up of late.

28 Oct 2018

Trade Routes North America-East Coast South America
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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

Staring into the void

Staring into the void

Void sailings have helped carriers prop up ship utilisation in low demand months, but their efficacy in raising rates is less certain.
Where have all the greenfields gone?

Where have all the greenfields gone?

Container terminal capacity expansion in the next five years has fallen to not much more than 10% of existing capacity, the lowest proportion ever. Something has to change if the industry is to avoid problems in the coming years.
Clock is ticking on IMO’s 2020 bunker deadline

Clock is ticking on IMO’s 2020 bunker deadline

Drewry survey finds that a large proportion of shippers are uneasy with carriers’ plans for fuel recovery post 2020 when new rules on sulphur content limits will come into force. Transparency will be key to carriers’ chances of cost recovery.

Latest Trade Routes

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Thank you, Mr President?


11 Nov 2018 · Trade Route Asia-West Coast North America


Service withdrawals and new tariffs sent Asia to West Coast North America container spot freight rates into hyper-drive from the end of July, but there could be a sting in the tail.
Read more

Signs of life


28 Oct 2018 · Trade Route North America-East Coast South America


It has been a poor year so far in the North America-East Coast South America container trade, but demand and freight rates have picked-up of late.
Read more

Not as good as first thought


30 Sep 2018 · Trade Route Asia-Mid East-South Asia


Demand revisions suggest that demand from Asia to the Middle East and South Asia is in a steep decline.
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Capacity management paying dividends


16 Sep 2018 · Trade Route Asia-West Africa


Asia to West Africa spot rates are inflating as a consequence of tighter capacity in a growing market.
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