Asia-Europe

One of the most important trade lanes on the globe, the Asia-Europe trade is where mega-ships are typically deployed first after entering service because of the high level of trade between these regions. Ships on this route typically transit the Suez Canal, but low fuel prices and receding ice sheets in the Arctic have some carriers experimenting with routes around the Horn of Africa and Russia. 

23 Jun 2017
Orders from Europe are rising with a strong peak season on the cards, but growing volumes could spell space issues and equipment shortages in the months ahead.
23 Jun 2017
There was little movement in China-Europe spot rates with a week to go to the July 1 rate increases and peak season surcharges also in the pipeline.
16 Jun 2017
Carriers are not having any success in lifting freight rates despite two June attempts.
13 Jun 2017
The Indian subcontinent is expected to continue generating growth in container volume, with carriers introducing services that connect India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan to the hub ports of Asia and the Mediterranean.
12 Jun 2017
Freight rates are soaring.
09 Jun 2017
Spot rates on the major east-west trade lanes this week retreated after a brief uptick.
06 Jun 2017
The digital transformation of Singapore and Rotterdam will play a crucial role in their competitiveness and both ports have launched new technology initiatives.
02 Jun 2017
Spot rates on the East-West trades had contrasting results this week with the trans-Pacific up and Asia-Europe losing gains.
26 May 2017
After three weeks of declines, the China to Europe and the Mediterranean spot rates rose this week, probably lifted by shippers trying to beat the rate increases coming on June 1.
23 May 2017
The launch of the new BBC Euro-Gulf Express Line follows BBC’s addition this month of westbound capacity on its Mediterranean-America service.
23 May 2017
Shippers using CMA CGM on the North Europe-Middle East-India trade will face a container booking cancellation fee from June 1.
19 May 2017
Spot rates on China-Europe and Asia-Mediterranean trades have continued to decline, defying carrier attempts to move prices in the opposite direction.