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How the trade war might benefit shipping

How the trade war might benefit shipping

Escalating trade hostilities between the US and China spells bad news for the Transpacific container trade but should also result in higher volumes of intermediate goods.

Latest Trade Routes

On the mend

The westbound Asia-Med trade enjoyed a good start to the year, but recent pricing levels suggest that things are levelling off.

19 Jul 2019

Trade Routes Asia-Mediterranean
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No substitute

Europe’s different manufacturing base means that it is not a perfect alternative to China for US consumers.

07 Jul 2019

Trade Routes North Europe-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

Trade diversion

Trade diversion

Global supply chains are being redesigned as the US attacks free trade, but are there really any safe harbours?
How slow can you go?

How slow can you go?

Is there much to be gained from applying speed limits on containerships to reduce emissions?
Scrapping set to rise

Scrapping set to rise

IMO 2020 is expected to increase the number of containership demolitions, but progress has been slow thus far.

Latest Trade Routes

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North-South Trade Routes

Asia-East Coast South America (6) Asia-Mid East-South Asia (8) Asia-Oceania (8) 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

On the mend


19 Jul 2019 · Trade Route Asia-Mediterranean


The westbound Asia-Med trade enjoyed a good start to the year, but recent pricing levels suggest that things are levelling off.
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No substitute


07 Jul 2019 · Trade Route North Europe-North America


Europe’s different manufacturing base means that it is not a perfect alternative to China for US consumers.
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Prepare for battle


26 May 2019 · Trade Route Asia-East Coast North America


The naïve hope that the US-China trade war was over has quickly vanished, leaving an unpredictable situation for carriers in the Asia-East Coast North America trade.
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After the sugar rush


14 Apr 2019 · Trade Route Asia-West Coast North America


Following the tariff-induced cargo rush of late-2018, container shipments from Asia to West Coast North America dived in 1Q19, denting carriers’ hopes of securing higher annual contracts.
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