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OOIL: a perfect bride

OOIL: a perfect bride

The container M&A carousel does not appear to be slowing down as Hong Kong’s OOIL emerges as the next big candidate.

Latest Trade Routes

Trouble in the East

A recent spike in Asia to Mediterranean spot rates shouldn’t be mistaken as a sign of permanent recovery. Weakness in the East Med region and the spectre of big ships will temper carriers’ prospects in 2017.

15 Jan 2017

Trade Routes Asia-Mediterranean
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Slowly does it

Asia-North Europe shippers are braced for rate increases in both the spot and contract markets.

08 Jan 2017

Trade Routes Asia-North Europe
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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

North European ports out of the woods?

North European ports out of the woods?

New alliances forming in April look set to halt the trend of reduced service frequency at North European ports, according to a new Drewry report.
Getting carried away?

Getting carried away?

The planets appear to be aligning to usher in a new golden age for container line profitability – can anything stand in their way?
HMM to piggyback on 2M network

HMM to piggyback on 2M network

Korean line will have access to 2M network, but won’t be a formal member.

Container Insight Weekly is taking a short break over Christmas and New Year and will return on Monday 9 January 2017. Enjoy the festive break!

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Trouble in the East


15 Jan 2017 · Trade Route Asia-Mediterranean


A recent spike in Asia to Mediterranean spot rates shouldn’t be mistaken as a sign of permanent recovery. Weakness in the East Med region and the spectre of big ships will temper carriers’ prospects in 2017.
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Slowly does it


08 Jan 2017 · Trade Route Asia-North Europe


Asia-North Europe shippers are braced for rate increases in both the spot and contract markets.
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Shoring up consumer confidence


18 Dec 2016 · Trade Route Europe-Mid East-South Asia


With a ‘can’t fail, won’t fail’ attitude, Middle East countries are maintaining spending levels at any cost to keep economies buoyant.
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Still a few pieces missing


11 Dec 2016 · Trade Route Asia-West Coast North America


Headhaul growth cools as the final details of next April’s schedule line-up have still to fall in place.
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