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. 

24 Jun 2016
Spot rates on Asia-Europe turn around as carriers prepare for big July 1 increases.
23 Jun 2016
The general rate increase strategy does not appear to be a complete waste of time.
20 Jun 2016
Container lines are facing “peak season blues,” according to shippers surveyed by Drewry Maritime Research.
17 Jun 2016
Carriers banking on hefty July 1 rate increases to boost profitability over the peak season.
13 Jun 2016
The recent rate war between carriers on Asia-Europe does not appear to have had much of an upside.
10 Jun 2016
Container line attempts to increase rates on the major east-west trade lanes are not working.
06 Jun 2016
Carriers on the oversupplied Asia-Europe route have worked out a way to reduce transit times without speeding up ships.
03 Jun 2016
Spot rates on Asia-Europe rise for the second week, pushed up slightly by capacity cuts and general rate increases.
30 May 2016
The worst could be over for the Asia-North Europe trade, but maybe not, Drewry says.
30 May 2016
2M restructures its Asia-North Europe services to better manage its scale.
27 May 2016
June 1 general rate increases make their presence felt on Asia-Europe.
20 May 2016
Carriers throw GRIs, rate restorations, peak season surcharges and even "structural revenue recovery programs" at shippers as spot rates fall.