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Topic of the week

Freight rate volatility easing

Freight rate volatility easing

An absence of huge swings in weekly East-West container freight rates suggest the market is stabilising.

Latest Trade Routes

Odd one out

Disappointing first half volumes from Asia to North Europe are at odds with other booming markets, but there are signs of improvement as rates recover.

05 Aug 2018

Trade Routes Asia-North Europe
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East Coast righting itself

Demand growth has returned to the Asia-East Coast North America after a couple of bad months. It’s unclear whether the US-China trade war is factoring into carriers’ network decision making.

22 Jul 2018

Trade Routes Asia-East Coast 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

Slicing and dicing

Slicing and dicing

Carriers are being more proactive with capacity adjustments. Where are the cuts likely to be made?
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.
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.

Latest Trade Routes

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East-West Trade Routes

Asia-East Coast North America (7) Asia-Mediterranean (8) Asia-North Europe (9) Asia-West Coast North America (8) Mediterranean-North America (3) North Europe-North America (7) Select All

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

Odd one out


05 Aug 2018 · Trade Route Asia-North Europe


Disappointing first half volumes from Asia to North Europe are at odds with other booming markets, but there are signs of improvement as rates recover.
Read more

East Coast righting itself


22 Jul 2018 · Trade Route Asia-East Coast North America


Demand growth has returned to the Asia-East Coast North America after a couple of bad months. It’s unclear whether the US-China trade war is factoring into carriers’ network decision making.
Read more

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.
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