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Desperately waiting for ship operators

Desperately waiting for ship operators

The idle fleet is arguably the fastest-growing part of the global containership fleet. What is behind the doubling of the idle fleet in the past year?

Latest Trade Routes

Waiting game

Southbound Europe to East Coast container traffic bucked a long losing streak in September, but much more is needed to reverse the long term decline.

04 Dec 2016

Trade Routes Europe-East Coast South America
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Oversupply remains

The withdrawal of Hanjin tonnage has not been enough to rectify the trade’s supply-demand imbalance and headhaul ship utilisation is lower compared to other major East-West markets.

27 Nov 2016

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

e-business: threats and opportunities

e-business: threats and opportunities

Are freight forwarders at threat of being cast aside by the freight equivalent of Expedia or booking.com? What are the fundamental changes which are driving e-business in international shipping?
Panama: the chosen route

Panama: the chosen route

New alliance service networks for Asia-East Coast North America favour the Panama Canal routeing ahead of the Suez Canal.
Demolition men

Demolition men

A record year for containership demolitions in 2016 has helped suppress total fleet growth close to the rate for demand. To repeat that feat the scrapping record will need to be smashed again, and again.

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Waiting game


04 Dec 2016 · Trade Route Europe-East Coast South America


Southbound Europe to East Coast container traffic bucked a long losing streak in September, but much more is needed to reverse the long term decline.
Read more

Oversupply remains


27 Nov 2016 · Trade Route Asia-Mediterranean


The withdrawal of Hanjin tonnage has not been enough to rectify the trade’s supply-demand imbalance and headhaul ship utilisation is lower compared to other major East-West markets.
Read more

No recovery in sight


21 Nov 2016 · Trade Route Asia-West Africa


Asia to West Africa container traffic fell by 19% in the third quarter; the end-year result will not be much better.
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Bring on the new


13 Nov 2016 · Trade Route Asia-North Europe


As the 2017 westbound annual contract negotiations get underway, attention has now switched away from a rather dull peak season to the new alliance product roll-out for next April.
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