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US intermodal rates, week of March 4, 2013
Intermodal Shipping | Mar 6, 2013 12:09PM EST
U.S. intermodal rates showed ups and downs across the four lanes during the week of March 4, according to weekly data on all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door spot pricing quoted by railroads and provided by the 3PL IDS.
Shanghai Containerized Freight Index - Composite Index - through March 1, 2013. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange.
Asia-Europe | Mar 1, 2013 2:29PM EST
The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index continued to fall this week across many trade lines with European lanes seeing the largest drops, according to data issued by the Shanghai Shipping Exchange.
World Container Index Rates from Rotterdam and Los Angeles to Shanghai, as of Feb. 28, 2013.
Trans-Pacific | Mar 1, 2013 8:06AM EST
Backhaul east-west container rates were flat this week in the Europe-to-Asia and trans-Pacific westbound lanes, according to the latest release of the World Container Index.
World Container Index rates between New York and Rotterdam, through Feb. 28, 2013.
Trans-Atlantic | Mar 1, 2013 7:11AM EST
Trans-Atlantic eastbound rates stagnated for the second consecutive week, according to the latest release of the World Container Index.
IDS Intermodal Rate Index for East-to-West Rates, through Feb. 25, 2013.
Intermodal Shipping | Feb 26, 2013 2:30PM EST
U.S. intermodal rates continued to rise slightly last week across all lanes, according to weekly data on all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door spot pricing quoted by railroads and provided by the 3PL IDS. This increase continues due to higher fuel prices, IDS said.
SCFI, Feb. 22, 2013
Trade Lanes | Feb 22, 2013 12:41PM EST
The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index dropped after the Chinese New Year holiday break, according to the data issued the Shanghai Shipping Exchange. The rate decline of the two westbound trade lanes was in the triple figures.
World Container Index rates between New York and Rotterdam, through Feb. 21, 2013.
Trans-Atlantic | Feb 21, 2013 2:14PM EST
Trans-Atlantic eastbound and westbound rates remained flat this week, according to the latest release of the World Container Index.
World Container Index Rates from Rotterdam and Los Angeles to Shanghai, as of Feb. 21, 2013.
Asia-Europe | Feb 21, 2013 1:59PM EST
Backhaul east-west container rates were largely unchanged this week in the Europe-to-Asia and trans-Pacific westbound lanes after slipping in both lanes the week before, according to the latest release of the World Container Index.
IDS Intermodal Rate Index for East-to-West Rates, through Feb. 18, 2013.
Intermodal Shipping | Feb 20, 2013 2:31PM EST
U.S. intermodal rates rose slightly last week across multiple lanes, according to weekly data on all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door spot pricing quoted by railroads and provided by the 3PL IDS.
World Container Index Rates from Rotterdam and Los Angeles to Shanghai, as of Feb. 14, 2013.
Asia-Europe | Feb 18, 2013 11:03AM EST
Backhaul east-west container rates slipped last week in the Europe-to-Asia and trans-Pacific westbound lanes after racking up strong gains in both lanes the week before, according to the latest release of the World Container Index.
SCFI: Trans-Pacific Spot Rates Outperforming Asia-Europe
Trans-Pacific | Feb 15, 2013 3:45PM EST

The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index was not published today due to the Chinese New Year, but despite some buoyancy in the trans-Pacific market analysts are downbeat on the prospect of rate increases once the SCFI resumes publishing next Friday, Feb. 22.

World Container Index Rates Between New York and Rotterdam.
Trans-Atlantic | Feb 15, 2013 3:30PM EST
Trans-Atlantic eastbound rates slipped marginally this week while westbound rates were flat, according to the Thursday release of the World Container Index.
IDS Intermodal Rate Index for East-to-West Rates, through Feb. 11, 2013.
Intermodal Shipping | Feb 13, 2013 3:02PM EST
U.S. intermodal rates rose broadly although marginally across multiple lanes last week, according to weekly data on 53-foot, door to door, all-inclusive spot pricing provided by the 3PL IDS.
SCFI, Feb. 8, 2013
Trade Lanes | Feb 8, 2013 1:43PM EST
Rates on east-west trade lanes drifted lower in the Friday release of the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index ahead of a one-week lapse of the index because of the Chinese New Year holiday. “The trend seen over the past of few weeks has continued with steady but fairly low declines across all the main trade lanes,” ICAP said.
WCi Trans-Atlantic container rates, Feb. 7, 2013
Container Lines | Feb 7, 2013 5:37PM EST
U.S.-to-Europe trans-Atlantic container rates drifted upward this week while Europe-to-U.S. rates fell, according to the Thursday release of the World Container Index trans-Atlantic indices.
Container Lines | Feb 7, 2013 5:30PM EST
Trans-Pacific westbound rates shot up this week; backhaul Europe-Asia rates also climbed but by a lesser amount, according to the Thursday release of the weekly World Container Index.
IDS index, 2-6-13
Class I Railroads | Feb 6, 2013 1:30PM EST
East-west intermodal pricing slipped this week while north-south lanes saw increases, according to weekly pricing data provided by the 3PL IDS.
SCFI container spot rates through Feb. 4, 2013. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange.
Trans-Pacific | Feb 4, 2013 4:26PM EST

Spot container rates out of Shanghai weakened marginally last week, continuing a pattern in which rates will show gains around the dates of a general rate increase only to erode in subsequent weeks. Last week’s erosion in the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index or SCFI is “in anticipation of low demand expected during the … upcoming Chinese New Year festivities,” ICAP said.

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