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Intermodal rates, 1-29-13
Intermodal Shipping | Jan 29, 2013 5:04PM EST
East to west spot intermodal rates shot up last week, partly because of a shortage in the New York-New Jersey to Los Angeles lane, but overall spot rates remained relatively flat compared to last week, still hovering at levels roughly 25 percent lower than in early October.
SCFI container spot rates through Jan. 25, 2013. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange.
Trans-Pacific | Jan 25, 2013 2:39PM EST

Container rates edged downward but overall were stable this week, showing that gains earlier in the month based on scheduled rate increases are holding, but tenuously.

SCFI container spot rates through Jan. 25, 2013. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange.

SCFI container spot rates through Jan. 18, 2013. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange.
Trans-Pacific | Jan 21, 2013 12:54PM EST
Spot rates from Shanghai to the U.S. West and East Coasts gained in the latest week according to the Friday release of the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, but still fell well short of carriers’ planned Jan. 15 rate increases.
IDS Intermodal Rate Index for West-to-East Rates, through Jan. 14, 2013.
Intermodal Shipping | Jan 14, 2013 3:41PM EST
U.S. domestic intermodal rates continued this week to show little movement, as the market after declining in the late fall seeks clarity on the strength of volumes headed further into the New Year.
SCFI container spot rates through Jan. 11, 2013. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange.
Trans-Pacific | Jan 11, 2013 11:51AM EST

Trans-Pacific spot rates ticked upward late this week in advance of a planned $600 per 40-foot container rate increase to West Coast ports (and $800 to other destinations) set to take effect on Jan. 15.

WCI Composite Index through Jan. 10, 2013. Source: World Container Index.
Trade Lanes | Jan 10, 2013 2:21PM EST
Backhaul trans-Pacific westbound rates from Los Angeles to Shanghai dipped 4 percent this week to $839 per 40-foot container, the largest single-week drop since July of last year, according to this week’s World Container Index numbers.
Spot rates, Jan. 8, 2013
Intermodal Shipping | Jan 8, 2013 4:45PM EST
Spot U.S. intermodal rates were broadly flat this week, avoiding the downward direction seen on several major lanes in recent week, according to rate data compiled by IDS.
World Container Index, Jan. 4, 2013
Trade Lanes | Jan 4, 2013 11:32AM EST
Backhaul West Coast to Asia rates inched up this week while backhaul rates from Europe to Asia slipped, neither showing much in the way of volatility.
IDS Intermodal Rate Index for West-to-East Rates Through Dec. 31, 2012.
Intermodal Shipping | Jan 2, 2013 5:16PM EST
Domestic U.S. intermodal rates weakened broadly this week, reflecting the slack, post-holiday season. Of the 36 lanes tracked weekly by IDS, 32 either dropped or remained the same from the prior week, with declines seen on lanes in all four directions.
SCFI container spot rates through Dec. 28, 2012. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange.
Trade Lanes | Dec 28, 2012 9:37AM EST
Carriers ended the year managing to hold on to rate increases implemented in the Asia-Europe and trans-Pacific markets earlier in December.
IDS Intermodal Rate Index for West-to-East Rates
Intermodal Shipping | Dec 20, 2012 11:29AM EST

Spot U.S. intermodal rates showed broad weakness this week especially in East-West lanes. An index of heavily trafficked domestic intermodal lanes dropped from $2,324 for a '53 foot all-inclusive door-to-door move to $2,085. An index of West-to-East rates fell from $2,872 to $2,518, according to spot rate data provided by IDS.

IDS Intermodal Rate Index for West-to-East Rates 

Trade Lanes | Dec 14, 2012 10:15AM EST
Asia-Europe spot rates soared this week, and trans-Pacific rates climbed but not by as much, as carriers rallied to show discipline in the face of continuing weak volumes and supply-demand conditions, according to the Friday release of new Shanghai Container Freight Index figures.
Trade Lanes | Dec 14, 2012 9:48AM EST
Backhaul trans-Pacific and Asia-Europe container rates were largely unchanged this week, according to the weekly indices issued by the World Container Index.
IDS rates, 12-11-12
Intermodal Shipping | Dec 13, 2012 12:45PM EST
U.S. domestic intermodal rates showed little volatility this week and continued to settle at post-peak-season levels, according to rail pricing provided by logistics provider IDS.
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Trade Lanes | Dec 7, 2012 10:39AM EST
Head-haul rates from Shanghai to major markets continued to drop this week but at a slower rate of decline, according to the new index numbers of the Shanghai Container Freight Index released on Friday.
WCI Composite index through Dec. 6, 2012. Source: World Container Index.
International Freight Shipping | Dec 6, 2012 4:04PM EST
Rotterdam to Shanghai rates, a bellwether for the backhaul Europe to Asia market, dropped 2.8 percent last week to $952 per 40-foot container, according to the latest numbers from the World Container Index.
Average of East-to-West U.S. spot 53' all-in door-to-door intermodal rates. Source: IDS.
Intermodal Shipping | Dec 4, 2012 10:02AM EST

Domestic intermodal rates continued to soften last week as the quarter winds to a close, according to the 3PL IDS. At the same time East-West rates are diverging, with West-to-East rates softening as East-to-West rates rise.

Average of East-to-West U.S. spot 53' all-in door-to-door intermodal rates. Source: IDS.

SCFI container spot rates from Asia to the U.S. West Coast
International Freight Shipping | Nov 30, 2012 10:49AM EST

Spot container rates from Shanghai to ports in North Europe, the Mediterranean, the U.S. West Coast and the U.S. East Coast all lost ground this week, although at a slower rate than in recent weeks, according to the weekly Friday release of the Shanghai Container Freight Index.

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