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Alliance-olympics

Alliance-olympics

New capacity in the key battleground of Asia-North Europe will add downwards pressure to freight rates, but perhaps not as much as some think with nearly one-third of all direct service port pairs unique to one alliance.

Latest Trade Routes

No end in sight

Container traffic in the Asia to West Africa trade slumped by 12% in 2016 and early 2017 numbers are even worse.

19 Mar 2017

Trade Routes Asia-West Africa
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Up or down under?

The Asia-Oceania trade is growing – but conflicting data makes it difficult to say by how much. Anecdotal evidence suggests carriers are currently engaged in a rate war.

12 Mar 2017

Trade Routes Asia-Oceania
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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

Ready to go

Ready to go

The new alliance networks are finally all in place for 1 April – Drewry takes a look to see how they compare for port coverage, frequency and speed.
Good morning Vietnam

Good morning Vietnam

Maersk Line has trialled a call by one of its 18,000 teu ULCVs in Vietnam. Expect more East-West services to connect with this trail-blazing economy.
Delayed gratification

Delayed gratification

Newbuilding deferral offers the container industry a golden opportunity to smooth out the capacity peaks in the coming years. Will owners take it?

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No end in sight


19 Mar 2017 · Trade Route Asia-West Africa


Container traffic in the Asia to West Africa trade slumped by 12% in 2016 and early 2017 numbers are even worse.
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Up or down under?


12 Mar 2017 · Trade Route Asia-Oceania


The Asia-Oceania trade is growing – but conflicting data makes it difficult to say by how much. Anecdotal evidence suggests carriers are currently engaged in a rate war.
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Small recovery imminent


05 Mar 2017 · Trade Route Asia-Southern Africa


Strengthening rand gives hope to ailing Southern Africa imports from Asia. Improving demand and capacity management helps to lift southbound spot rates to 26-month peak.
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Tide slowly turning


26 Feb 2017 · Trade Route Europe-East Coast South America


Demand momentum shifted from the northbound to southbound leg of the Europe-East Coast South America trade in the fourth-quarter 2016 - but with little capacity movement spot rates are unlikely to change much.
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