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Charter market on a knife-edge

Charter market on a knife-edge

Response by carriers to weak profitability will be pivotal to future charter market direction.

Latest Trade Routes

Tariffying

Asia to West Coast North America container trade slowed after a brisk start to the year and won’t repeat the early-year pace now that the US and China trade war is in force.

08 Jul 2018

Trade Routes Asia-West Coast North America
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Trade growth barriers

One service suspension and one carrier exit in the Transatlantic despite strong demand growth ahead of a trade war.

24 Jun 2018

Trade Routes North Europe-North 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

Weathering the storm

Weathering the storm

Profit margins of terminal operators remain healthy, but risk is on the up and returns are declining as the industry enters maturity.
Oil leak: carrier profits burning

Oil leak: carrier profits burning

Rising fuel costs lead to Drewry downgrade on carrier profitability in 2018.
Carriers in the bunker

Carriers in the bunker

Shippers are right to be angry about emergency fuel surcharges levied by carriers. Now would be a good time to devise a new system for bunker costs that protects both parties.

Latest Trade Routes

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North-South Trade Routes

Asia-East Coast South America (6) Asia-Mid East-South Asia (7) Asia-Oceania (7) Asia-Southern Africa (4) Asia-West Africa (9) Europe-East Coast South America (8) Europe-Mid East-South Asia (7) North America-East Coast South America (4) Select All

Tariffying


08 Jul 2018 · Trade Route Asia-West Coast North America


Asia to West Coast North America container trade slowed after a brisk start to the year and won’t repeat the early-year pace now that the US and China trade war is in force.
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Trade growth barriers


24 Jun 2018 · Trade Route North Europe-North America


One service suspension and one carrier exit in the Transatlantic despite strong demand growth ahead of a trade war.
Read more

A mixed bag


10 Jun 2018 · Trade Route Europe-Mid East-South Asia


South Asia container trade with Europe continues to outpace the Middle East.
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Middle East comeback


27 May 2018 · Trade Route Asia-Mid East-South Asia


Demand growth from Asia to the Middle East topped 26% in 1Q18, but just like the South Asia market freight rates continue to fall because of chronic over-capacity.
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