Asia-Europe

The SCFI for North Europe dropped 6.9 percent in the week ending April 11.
11 Apr 2014
Spot container freight rates measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index were mixed this week, as the Asia-Europe lane observed declines while the Asia-U.S. route saw gains.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for April 11
11 Apr 2014
Multiple carriers have planned rate increases in various trade lanes in April and May, although any gains achieved could be fleeting as overcapacity and lackluster global demand continues.
Container ship in Hamburg, Germany.
08 Apr 2014
The 2013 financial reporting season for container lines ended for many carriers in a sea of red ink as high bunker prices and weak freight rates combined to drag down profits.
07 Apr 2014
Hapag-Lloyd was first carrier to announce the westbound May rate increases even as April 1 GRIs struggle to lift a market weighed down by overcapacity and weak demand.
The SCFI for North Europe rose 2.3 percent in the week ending April 4.
04 Apr 2014
Spot container freight rates from Shanghai to northern Europe ports measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index held on to gains achieved from April 1 general rate increases...
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for March 28
28 Mar 2014
Multiple carriers have planned rate increases in various trade lanes in April and May, although any gains achieved could be fleeting as overcapacity and lackluster global demand continues.
The SCFI for North Europe rose 44.0 percent in the week ending March 28.
28 Mar 2014
Spot container freight rates from Shanghai to northern Europe and Mediterranean ports measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index jumped in the week of March 28...
25 Mar 2014
Growing numbers of shippers and freight forwarders are signing index-linked container contracts (ILCCs) with ocean carriers in response to increased market volatility, according to Drewry Maritime Research.
Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, U.S. West Coast, week ending March 21, 2014.
21 Mar 2014
Spot container freight rates from Shanghai to U.S. West Coast dropped $66 per 40-foot container from last week...
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for March 21
21 Mar 2014
Several container lines have scheduled rate hikes in multiple trade lanes from April to May, although any increases achieved could be temporary...
21 Mar 2014
Ocean container lines and the shipowners that lease ships to them are suspending new ship orders for fuel-efficient mega-
Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, U.S. West Coast, week ending Mar. 14, 2014.. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange
14 Mar 2014
Spot container freight rates from Shanghai to U.S. ports saw some implementation of the upcoming general rate increase in the week of March 14. Both East and West Coast lanes saw increases of more than $100 per FEU. Member carriers in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement planneda $300 per FEU increase to take effect on March 15 on the Asia-US trade lanes.

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