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World Container Index - 19 Jul

The World Container Index assessed by Drewry, a composite of container freight rates on 8 major routes to/from the US, Europe and Asia, is up by 3.3% to $1487 /40ft container (updated Thursday, 19 July 2018). 

 

Two-year spot freight rate trend for the World Container Index:

World Container Index assessed by Drewry
World Container Index assessed by Drewry

Our detailed assessment for Thursday, 19 July 2018

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Drewry Benchmarking Club


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How do your container shipping costs compare with your peers...? Our Benchmarking Club allows participating members to confidentially benchmark their contract shipping costs against their peers based on genuine, shipper-only, buy rate comparisons. Combine benchmarks and market intelligence with unique rate forecasts to maximise your procurement results.

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Container Freight Rate Insight (Annual Subscription)


Online Service · Latest release 05 Jul 2018


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