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A second look

A second look

Revised data for Intra-Asia tells a very different story than before.

Latest Trade Routes

Good start

Westbound volumes started well in 2017, but whether growth can be sustained is doubtful.

23 Jul 2017

Trade Routes North Europe-North America
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Upgrade in the offing

Revised data for Asia to Mediterranean suggests that the trade is doing much better than previously thought to be the case.

16 Jul 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

Direct action

Direct action

Emerging economies such as Vietnam and now Indonesia are acquiring more direct mainline services – will others follow?
Off the couch

Off the couch

The idle containership fleet is shrinking – a sign of the industry’s improving vitality.
Half-time lead

Half-time lead

Global spot market freight rates were more than one-third higher in the first-half 2017 with big increases across most trade lanes. What direction will they take in the second half of the year?

Trade Routes

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East-West Trade Routes

Asia-East Coast North America (4) Asia-Mediterranean (6) Asia-North Europe (6) Asia-West Coast North America (5) Mediterranean-North America (3) North Europe-North America (5) Select All

North-South Trade Routes

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

Good start


23 Jul 2017 · Trade Route North Europe-North America


Westbound volumes started well in 2017, but whether growth can be sustained is doubtful.
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Upgrade in the offing


16 Jul 2017 · Trade Route Asia-Mediterranean


Revised data for Asia to Mediterranean suggests that the trade is doing much better than previously thought to be the case.
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Ticking along nicely


09 Jul 2017 · Trade Route Asia-North Europe


Asia to North Europe container traffic is exceeding expectations and with careful capacity management carriers should reap the benefit with higher spot rates.
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Vindicated


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


One year after the widening of the Panama Canal more Asia-ECNA container services are transiting the Central American waterway at the expense of other routes.
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