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Intra-Asia riding high

Intra-Asia riding high

Container traffic within Asia is flying according to trade statistics, but carriers are yet to feel the benefit.

Latest Trade Routes

Higher spot rates bring some relief

Despite ongoing weakness in container demand, capacity withdrawal has had the desired effect of raising spot rates in the Asia to West Africa trade.

21 May 2017

Trade Routes Asia-West Africa
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Losing power

Container traffic from Asia to Oceania has been in a trough since January with exports from North Asia worst hit.

14 May 2017

Trade Routes Asia-Oceania
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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

Full throttle ahead in first quarter

Full throttle ahead in first quarter

Preliminary data shows that world container traffic made a giant leap forwards in the first quarter of 2017. Will it last?
Conditionally yours

Conditionally yours

Maersk Line’s $4 billion takeover of Hamburg Süd included some concessions in certain trades. Where does that leave the combined entity?
Congestion in China

Congestion in China

Port congestion at China’s major ports is a symptom of many factors. One of them is the fast growing inbound trade.

Trade Routes

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East-West Trade Routes

Asia-East Coast North America (3) Asia-Mediterranean (5) Asia-North Europe (5) Asia-West Coast North America (4) Mediterranean-North America (3) North Europe-North America (4) Select All

North-South Trade Routes

Asia-East Coast South America (3) Asia-Mid East-South Asia (3) Asia-Oceania (5) Asia-Southern Africa (1) Asia-West Africa (6) Europe-East Coast South America (5) Europe-Mid East-South Asia (4) North America-East Coast South America (2) Select All

Higher spot rates bring some relief


21 May 2017 · Trade Route Asia-West Africa


Despite ongoing weakness in container demand, capacity withdrawal has had the desired effect of raising spot rates in the Asia to West Africa trade.
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Losing power


14 May 2017 · Trade Route Asia-Oceania


Container traffic from Asia to Oceania has been in a trough since January with exports from North Asia worst hit.
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Momentum shift


07 May 2017 · Trade Route Europe-East Coast South America


In the topsy-turvy Europe-East Coast South America trade the southbound leg regained supremacy in the first quarter of 2017.
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Getting closer


30 Apr 2017 · Trade Route North America-East Coast South America


After a stellar couple of years the container trade from East Coast South America to the US is slowing down slightly. Southbound traffic is starting to climb off the floor.
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