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Topic of the week

Baseline rally

Baseline rally

A long lens is required to assess the underlying strength of notoriously volatile spot market container freight rates.

Latest Trade Routes

False dawn

The westbound Transatlantic trade has regressed to the mean after a buoyant start to the year.

23 Apr 2017

Trade Routes North Europe-North America
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Headhaul headache

Westbound Asia to Mediterranean volumes have disappointing thus far in 2017, but shipments heading in the opposite direction are surging.

16 Apr 2017

Trade Routes Asia-Mediterranean
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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

The customer is always right

The customer is always right

A joint survey conducted by Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council found deteriorating satisfaction from container lines’ customers in 2016. What areas should carriers focus on improving?
Springing back into life?

Springing back into life?

Drewry’s latest Container Forecaster report finds that the charter market has found a new lease of life in recent weeks – will it last?
A good end to a bad year

A good end to a bad year

A strong end to 2016 cushioned the financial pain for carriers but couldn’t prevent the first annual deficit since 2011 – how do their operating losses compare to other sectors of the shipping industry?

Trade Routes

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North-South Trade Routes

Asia-East Coast South America (3) Asia-Mid East-South Asia (3) Asia-Oceania (4) Asia-Southern Africa (1) Asia-West Africa (5) Europe-East Coast South America (4) Europe-Mid East-South Asia (4) North America-East Coast South America (1) Select All

False dawn


23 Apr 2017 · Trade Route North Europe-North America


The westbound Transatlantic trade has regressed to the mean after a buoyant start to the year.
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Headhaul headache


16 Apr 2017 · Trade Route Asia-Mediterranean


Westbound Asia to Mediterranean volumes have disappointing thus far in 2017, but shipments heading in the opposite direction are surging.
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Maxed out


09 Apr 2017 · Trade Route Asia-North Europe


Shippers in the backhaul North Europe to Asia trade are facing huge disruption and big price increases. Could this have been predicted and how long will this situation last?
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Winning the battle


02 Apr 2017 · Trade Route Asia-East Coast North America


After a sluggish 1H16 the Asia to East Coast North America trade is surging ahead in the highly competitive Transpacific market, helping to widen the price differential to the WCNA in the process. That trend should continue for a while, according to Drewry.
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