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. 

21 Apr 2017
There is no let-up in rising backhaul Europe-Asia rates, even as the Shanghai-Rotterdam spot market steadily edges up.
07 Apr 2017
Marginal drop in spot rates shows cautious BCO approach during first week under the new carrier alliances.
04 Apr 2017
Further grating shippers, carriers are providing no guarantees that all goods of a shipment will be loaded.
24 Mar 2017
The Asia-Europe spot market was flat this week, and although Europe-China prices have fallen in the past two weeks, the eastbound rate remains well above the levels reached last year.
23 Mar 2017
Freight volumes have surged 23 percent in the first two months of 2017.
23 Mar 2017
BCOs are looking to air freight as an alternative to shipping cargo from North Europe to Asia as ocean space remains tight.
22 Mar 2017
It is not only dry containers where freight rates are heading for the stars.
21 Mar 2017
“Shippers along these routes will get the best transit times, most competition, and cheapest rates. The reverse will be true for niche shippers.”
17 Mar 2017
There has been a sharp rise in long-term contract levels on Asia-North Europe, even as the spot market manages to hold above $800 per TEU.
16 Mar 2017
The new alliances start operating in two weeks, and the additional capacity they will inject into Asia-Europe could see the return of rate volatility.
15 Mar 2017
Forwarders are not happy with a recovery surcharge being levied by some carriers on Europe-Asia shipments as they battle to find space on the backhaul trade.
14 Mar 2017
The tight space on ships out of North Europe ports is not because of supply and demand, according to a container shipping analyst.