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Trade diversion

Trade diversion

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

Latest Trade Routes

Prepare for battle

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.

26 May 2019

Trade Routes Asia-East Coast North America
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After the sugar rush

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.

14 Apr 2019

Trade Routes Asia-West 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

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.
IMO 2020 = M&A?

IMO 2020 = M&A?

Financially vulnerable carriers could be pushed into M&A by the extra costs associated with the new low-sulphur fuel law. If that happens, how might competition on key trades be affected?

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

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.
Read more

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.
Read more

Moving out


03 Mar 2019 · Trade Route Asia-North Europe


Low demand growth in the Asia-North Europe trade is forcing carriers to look to other trades for their big ships.
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Improving, but still shaky


23 Dec 2018 · Trade Route Asia-Mediterranean


A less than convincing performance in the Asia to Mediterranean headhaul market and a sharp fall in Turkish imports have dulled westbound growth prospects.
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