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World Container Index - 16 Sep

Drewry’s composite World Container index increased 2.9% or $291 to $10,374.64 per 40ft container.

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

Our detailed assessment for Thursday, 16 September 2021

  • The composite index increased 2.9% or $291 this week, and also, remains 323% higher than a year ago.
  • The average composite index of the WCI, assessed by Drewry for year-to-date, is $6,794 per 40ft container, which is $4,432 higher than the five-year average of $2,362 per 40ft container.
  • Drewry’s composite World Container index increased by 2.9% or $291 to $10,374.64 per 40ft container, 323% higher than the same week in 2020. This is the 22nd consecutive week of increases. Freight rates on Shanghai to Los Angeles and Shanghai to New York surged 7% each; $855 to reach $12,424 and $1,014 to reach $16,138 per 40ft container respectively. Similarly, spot rates from New York to Rotterdam gained 2% or $18 to $1,198 per feu. Rates on Shanghai to Rotterdam, Rotterdam to Shanghai, Shanghai to Genoa, Los Angeles to Shanghai and Rotterdam to New York remain stable at previous weeks level. Drewry expects rates to increase further in the coming week.

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