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Feeling hot, hot, hot

Feeling hot, hot, hot

Container Insight: The container shipping market has never been so hot. Investors are piling in as carrier profits take off to new heights. How long can it last?

Latest Trade Routes

Spluttering, but still moving forward

Westbound Transatlantic box volumes continue to increase despite growing headwinds.

22 Dec 2019

Trade Routes North Europe-North America
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Up and down under

Spot freight rates are rising fast in a falling Asia-Oceania trade.

08 Dec 2019

Trade Routes Asia-Oceania
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Industry at a glance

World Container Index

East-West composite ($/40ft)

Bunker Prices

Rotterdam ($/tonne)

Global Port Throughput

Jan 2012 = 100

Idle Capacity

('000 teu)

Recent Feature Articles

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Why container lines might not want a return to business as normal.
Riding the waves

Riding the waves

Container trade has been resilient during the pandemic as consumer confidence has been given a shot through government support.

Latest Trade Routes

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North-South Trade Routes

Asia-East Coast South America (7) Asia-Mid East-South Asia (8) Asia-Oceania (9) Asia-Southern Africa (4) Asia-West Africa (10) Europe-East Coast South America (8) Europe-Mid East-South Asia (7) North America-East Coast South America (5) Select All

Spluttering, but still moving forward


22 Dec 2019 · Trade Route North Europe-North America


Westbound Transatlantic box volumes continue to increase despite growing headwinds.
Read more

Up and down under


08 Dec 2019 · Trade Route Asia-Oceania


Spot freight rates are rising fast in a falling Asia-Oceania trade.
Read more

Losing ground


27 Oct 2019 · Trade Route Asia-West Coast North America


The container trade from Asia to West Coast North America is struggling to ward off the effects of the trade war.
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A wasted opportunity


13 Oct 2019 · Trade Route Asia-North Europe


Evidence of carrier rate cutting means that they missed out on the benefits of stronger than expected demand growth.
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