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World Container Index: detailed assessment

World Container Index: detailed assessment


19 Jul 2018


Read our detailed weekly analysis and latest freight rate assessments for eight major East-West trades. Updated Thursday, 19 July 2018.

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Container shipping’s cost-price disconnect

Container shipping’s cost-price disconnect


22 Jun 2018


The costs to ocean carriers of running shipping services and the freight rates they are paid for doing so are going in opposite directions. But can this disconnect last?

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Can technology enable container carriers to succeed as integrated logistics service providers?

Can technology enable container carriers to succeed as integrated logistics service providers?


22 Jun 2018


Several container shipping lines have announced their intention to become end-to-end logistics solution providers. Why should these attempts succeed where others previously failed and how may these developments change the boundaries between shipping lines and freight forwarders? The answers may lie in technology.

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Land-Sea integration - the new frontier of shipping

Land-Sea integration - the new frontier of shipping


15 May 2018


Challenges to improve the flow of products through the port and the inland.

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White Paper: Invoicing and payment processes in global container shipping: Ready for disruption?

White Paper: Invoicing and payment processes in global container shipping: Ready for disruption?


03 May 2018


In this white paper, we examine current invoicing and payment processes and compare them with an ’ideal state’ global container liner shipping industry, with frictionless invoice reconciliation, settlement and immediate payments. We wish to acknowledge the support of Mastercard in the production of this paper.

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News

Challenges and opportunities for the global port and shipping industry

Challenges and opportunities for the global port and shipping industry
Presentation given by Neil Davidson, Drewry Senior Analyst Ports and Terminals at the China Maritime Day Forum, 11 July 2018.

Higher container equipment prices to squeeze leasing rate returns

Container equipment rental rates and cash investment returns remain weak, despite last year’s recovery, according to Drewry’s latest Container Census & Leasing annual.

Manning costs rising on trade recovery and officer supply shortage

Cost growth returned to seafaring in 2018 and is projected to accelerate moderately, according to Drewry’s latest Manning Annual.

Trade wars threaten to derail container revival

The risk to container shipping from US-led trade wars is currently low, but potentially very damaging, according to Drewry’s latest Container Forecaster.

Events

Project Cargo Summit

Susan Oatway to discuss the heavy lift and MPV shipping markets.

TPM Asia

Drewry to discuss the growth of China as a buyer and the impact on freight rates, port infrastructure, and regional supply chains.

Maritime HR & Crew Management

Martin Dixon to discuss the outlook for crew costs and the implications of new technology.