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Topic of the week

Size isn’t everything

Size isn’t everything

Drewry’s new global container port connectivity index shows that sometimes, smaller ports can equal or better the liner connectivity of larger ones.

Latest Trade Routes

Swings and roundabouts

The eastbound Asia to West Coast North America market continues its six-year run of strong demand growth, but weak spot rates will damage carriers’ income.

17 Dec 2017

Trade Routes Asia-West Coast North America
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Growth at last

After a long barren period, growth has returned to Asia to the Middle East trade, although the same isn’t true for freight rates. South Asia continues to outpace its neighbour with rates moving upwards.

03 Dec 2017

Trade Routes Asia-Mid East-South Asia
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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

Trade volumes on course for record

Trade volumes on course for record

Container volume growth continues apace with loaded shipments on course to break 200 million teu in 2017.
Big ship shopping

Big ship shopping

Which companies are most likely to order more mega-ships, and should they?
The mysterious absence of service cuts

The mysterious absence of service cuts

Despite ongoing freight rate erosion, carriers are yet to announce any service suspensions for the slack season. Might this jeopardise any annual contract gains?

Trade Routes

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North-South Trade Routes

Asia-East Coast South America (5) Asia-Mid East-South Asia (6) Asia-Oceania (6) Asia-Southern Africa (3) Asia-West Africa (8) Europe-East Coast South America (7) Europe-Mid East-South Asia (6) North America-East Coast South America (3) Select All

Swings and roundabouts


17 Dec 2017 · Trade Route Asia-West Coast North America


The eastbound Asia to West Coast North America market continues its six-year run of strong demand growth, but weak spot rates will damage carriers’ income.
Read more

Growth at last


03 Dec 2017 · Trade Route Asia-Mid East-South Asia


After a long barren period, growth has returned to Asia to the Middle East trade, although the same isn’t true for freight rates. South Asia continues to outpace its neighbour with rates moving upwards.
Read more

West Africa continues its recovery


19 Nov 2017 · Trade Route Asia-West Africa


The outlook for the Asia-West Africa trade is improving, but there is much ground still to recover. Freight rates have stabilised after carriers rowed back on capacity additions.
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Exports recovery bearing fruit


05 Nov 2017 · Trade Route Europe-East Coast South America


The northbound East Coast South America to Europe trade is finally on the mend heading into the Brazilian fruit export season.
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