Prices

Biggest rate changes in U.S. intermodal lanes year-to-date. Source: IDS Transportation Services, LLC
Intermodal Shipping | Dec 18, 2013 10:48AM EST
An index of U.S. intermodal rates slipped to $1,991 in the week of Dec. 16, as all four directional indices decreased week-to-week. The overall index rate of the top 36 U.S. lanes decreased 1.8 percent, or $36, during this week according to data on all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door spot pricing quoted by railroads and provided by the 3PL IDS. This is the index’s lowest level since the week of June 10, 2013.
Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, Mediterranean, week ending Dec. 13, 2013. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange
Asia-Europe | Dec 13, 2013 4:34PM EST
Spot container rates from Asia to northern European and Mediterranean ports measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index jumped by more than $500 each in the week of Dec. 13, only a few days before a general rate increase set for Dec. 15-16. MSC, Hapag Lloyd, Maersk and CMA CGM announced increases of between $750 and $775 per 20-foot-equivalent unit.
US intermodal rates through Dec. 2, 2013. Source: IDS.
Intermodal Shipping | Dec 4, 2013 2:25PM EST
An index of U.S. intermodal rates fell more than $100 in the week ending Dec. 2, as all four directional indices decreased. The overall index rate of the top 36 U.S. lanes was down 5.1 percent, or $108, at $2,019, according to data on all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door spot pricing quoted by railroads and provided by the 3PL IDS. This is the biggest drop in close to a year and the lowest rate since Aug. 19, 2013.
Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, North Europe, week ending Nov. 22, 2013. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange
Asia-Europe | Nov 22, 2013 5:04PM EST
Spot container rates from Asia to northern European ports measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index have seen 46 percent of their Nov. 1 general rate increase gains erode over the past three weeks. Both Mediterranean and northern European lanes have declined for three consecutive weeks, following jumps from the Nov. 1 GRI of between $700 and $800 per 20-foot-equivalent.
Top 36 lane index, week of November 18, 2013. Source: IDS Transportation Services, LLC
Intermodal Shipping | Nov 21, 2013 12:58PM EST
An index of U.S. intermodal rates fell once again in the week ending Nov. 18, pulled lower by declines in all four directional indices. The overall index rate of the top 36 U.S. lanes decreased 2.2 percent, or $46, to $2,076, according to data on all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door spot pricing quoted by railroads and provided by the 3PL IDS. The index has fallen roughly $70 during the past two weeks.
Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, Mediterranean, week ending Nov. 15, 2013. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange
Asia-Europe | Nov 15, 2013 1:20PM EST
Spot container rates from Asia to European ports measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index lost more of their Nov. 1 general rate increase gains in the week ending Nov. 15. Both Mediterranean and northern European lanes have lost roughly $200 per 20-foot-equivalent unit in the past two weeks, following jumps from the Nov. 1 GRI of between $700 and $800 per TEU.
Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, North Europe, week ending Nov. 8, 2013. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange
Asia-Europe | Nov 8, 2013 12:37PM EST
Spot container rates from Asia to European ports measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index slipped in the week ending Nov. 8, seeing some gains from last week’s substantial increase erode. Both Mediterranean and northern European lanes rates fell more than $100 per 20-foot-equivalent unit following last week’s jumps of between $700 and $800 per TEU.
Top 36 U.S. lanes, week of November 4, 2013. Source: IDS Transportation Services, LLC
Intermodal Shipping | Nov 7, 2013 3:40PM EST
An index of U.S. intermodal rates saw a slight increase in the week ending Nov. 4 after two consecutive weeks of decline. The overall index rate of the top 36 U.S. lanes inched up 0.4 percent, or $9.03, to $2,145, according to data on all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door spot pricing quoted by railroads and provided by the 3PL IDS.
Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, North Europe, week ending Nov. 1, 2013. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange
Asia-Europe | Nov 1, 2013 11:08AM EDT
Spot container rates from Asia to European ports measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index soared in the week ending Nov. 1. Both Mediterranean and northern European lanes saw rate increase of between $700 and $800 per 20-foot-equivalent unit, in response to a Nov. 1 general rate increase.
West to East lanes, week of October 28, 2013. Source: IDS Transportation Services, LLC
Intermodal Shipping | Oct 30, 2013 2:19PM EDT
An index of U.S. intermodal rates inched down for a second consecutive week in the week ending Oct. 28, pulled down by declines in eastbound and westbound U.S. lanes. The overall index rate slipped 0.1 percent or $2.22, according to data on all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door spot pricing quoted by railroads and provided by the 3PL IDS, to $2,136.
Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, North Europe, week ending Oct. 25, 2013. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange
Asia-Europe | Oct 25, 2013 10:29AM EDT
Spot container rates from Asia to European ports measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index saw their first increase in eleven weeks in the week ending Oct. 25.
Overall index, week of October 21, 2013. Source: IDS Transportation Services, LLC
Intermodal Shipping | Oct 24, 2013 2:46PM EDT
An index of U.S. intermodal rates fell in the week ending Oct. 21, following five straight weeks of increases. The index rate suffered a $24 decline, according to data on all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door spot pricing quoted by railroads and provided by the 3PL IDS, slipping 1.1 percent to $2,138.
Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, North Europe, week ending Oct. 18, 2013. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange
Asia-Europe | Oct 18, 2013 11:59AM EDT
Spot container rates from Asia to European ports measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index fell for the 10th consecutive week.
Overall index, week of October 14, 2013. Source: IDS Transportation Services, LLC
Intermodal Shipping | Oct 17, 2013 10:56AM EDT
An index of U.S. intermodal rates climbed for a fifth straight week in the week ending Oct. 14, yielding a cumulative increase of $130, according to data on all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door spot pricing quoted by railroads and provided by the 3PL IDS. The overall rate rose 1.1 percent or $23 in the week to $2,162.
Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, Mediterranean, week ending Oct. 11, 2013. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange
Asia-Europe | Oct 14, 2013 12:37PM EDT
Spot container rates from Asia to European ports measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index eroded for a ninth straight week during the week ending Oct. 11. This was the second straight week of double digit declines.
Overall index, week of October 7, 2013. Source: IDS Transportation Services, LLC
Intermodal Shipping | Oct 9, 2013 1:32PM EDT
The index for the week ending Oct. 7 of U.S. intermodal rates climbed for a fourth straight week, with eastbound rate increases continuing to pull the average up, according to data on all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door spot pricing quoted by railroads and provided by the 3PL IDS. The overall rate rose 1.1 percent or $23 in the week to $2,139, yielding a cumulative increase of $107 over the past four weeks. Despite the increases, when comparing 18lanes of this index that have been recorded for the past year, the average is down 6.3 percent year-over-year.
Changes in U.S. directional indices - Year-to-Date. Source: IDS Transportation Services, LLC
Intermodal Shipping | Oct 2, 2013 11:32AM EDT
The index of U.S. intermodal rates increased for a third straight week, according to data on all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door spot pricing quoted by railroads and provided by the 3PL IDS. The overall rate rose 1.6 percent, or $33, in the week ending Sept. 30 to $2,116.
Overall index, week of September 23, 2013. Source: IDS Transportation Services, LLC
Intermodal Shipping | Sep 26, 2013 12:13PM EDT
The average U.S. intermodal rate rose for a second straight week, seeing an increase of $51 in the past two weeks, according to data on all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door spot pricing quoted by railroads and provided by the 3PL IDS. The overall rate increased 0.8 percent or $17 this week to $2,083.

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