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Hub port hubbub

Hub port hubbub

The location and nature of transhipment hubs serving the West African port market is changing. In this complex battleground the progress of new projects has been stymied.

Latest Trade Routes

Recovery comes too late for contracts

Asia to West Coast North America volumes are growing in strength, but early-year sluggishness limited annual contract increases.

25 Jun 2017

Trade Routes Asia-West Coast North America
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Jumping on the South Asia bandwagon

Carriers introduce three new Europe-South Asia services as demand in that corridor continues to outpace the Middle East.

18 Jun 2017

Trade Routes Europe-Mid East-South Asia
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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

ONE more step along the consolidation road

ONE more step along the consolidation road

Carrier consolidation is moving apace with the merger of Japanese carriers, which have been given a new name.
Juggling act

Juggling act

In an over-supplied market carriers have proved to be fairly adept in manoeuvring capacity around, creating fertile conditions for rate increases.
West Coast upgrade

West Coast upgrade

The number of containerships of 13,000 teu or above deployed on the Asia-US West Coast trade has nearly doubled since the start of 2017. How long before the mega-ships arrive?

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Recovery comes too late for contracts


25 Jun 2017 · Trade Route Asia-West Coast North America


Asia to West Coast North America volumes are growing in strength, but early-year sluggishness limited annual contract increases.
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Jumping on the South Asia bandwagon


18 Jun 2017 · Trade Route Europe-Mid East-South Asia


Carriers introduce three new Europe-South Asia services as demand in that corridor continues to outpace the Middle East.
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Tensions rising


11 Jun 2017 · Trade Route Asia-Mid East-South Asia


Growth is cooling in the Asia to South Asia trade, while Middle East imports continue to struggle as tensions in the region escalate.
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Conflicting numbers


04 Jun 2017 · Trade Route Asia-Southern Africa


Declining trade statistics for the Asia to Southern Africa market are at odds with other indicators.
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