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Calmer waters

Calmer waters

Carriers’ lack of success implementing spot market freight rate increases in September is less worrying than it appears. The underlying trend shows that lines have tamed some of the volatility.

Latest Trade Routes

More of the same

Trade from Europe to East Coast South America continues to outpace volumes moving in the opposite direction.

17 Sep 2017

Trade Routes Europe-East Coast South America
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On the right path

The container market from Asia to East Coast South America is on course for double-digit growth this year, but will still fall shy of 2015 numbers. Freight rates decline after reaching four-year peak.

10 Sep 2017

Trade Routes Asia-East Coast South America
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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

Let the good times roll

Let the good times roll

Most container shipping lines were back in the black at the halfway stage of 2017. The recovery has been driven by much better market fundamentals and greater pricing discipline.
New kid on the block

New kid on the block

Following the Hanjin Shipping debacle Korea Inc. is trying to repair its reputation in the container shipping industry. At the forefront is the expansionist newcomer SM Line that will soon break into the Top 20.
Rise of the hybrids

Rise of the hybrids

Drewry’s latest report on global/international terminal operators shows that terminal portfolios owned by carriers - but operated at arm’s length - are the key growth sector.

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More of the same


17 Sep 2017 · Trade Route Europe-East Coast South America


Trade from Europe to East Coast South America continues to outpace volumes moving in the opposite direction.
Read more

On the right path


10 Sep 2017 · Trade Route Asia-East Coast South America


The container market from Asia to East Coast South America is on course for double-digit growth this year, but will still fall shy of 2015 numbers. Freight rates decline after reaching four-year peak.
Read more

One step at a time


03 Sep 2017 · Trade Route Asia-West Africa


A demand growth recovery in the Asia-West Africa trade inspired two new fortnightly services, but freight rates have responded poorly.
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Heading south


27 Aug 2017 · Trade Route Asia-Oceania


Asia to Australasia container traffic experienced its first quarterly slump in at least five years.
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