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. 

02 Dec 2016
Spot rates on the Asia-Europe trade have taken a sharp turn upwards, rising by 20 percent over the previous week.
The days of questions about zero freight on the Asia-Europe trade may be gone, but the market is still a difficult one for container lines.
26 Aug 2016
It may not seem like it, but there has been an upward trend in Asia-Europe freight rates since the March lows.
23 Aug 2016
No surprises as a weak October encourages G6 to withdraw sailings on major east-west trades.
19 Aug 2016
Asia-Europe spot rates fell for the fourth consecutive week, with not enough peak season demand to lift prices.
12 Aug 2016
The peak season and planned rate increases are having no discernible effect on Asia-Europe spot rates.
10 Aug 2016
Capacity discipline has pushed up vessel utilization rates.
Overcapacity, weak demand, and changes in how and when consumers purchase goods have combined to supress Asia-Europe peak season volumes.
09 Aug 2016
Drewry Maritime Equity Research said it is forecasting a “washout” peak season on Asia-Europe.
Consistent spot market gains on the Asia-Europe trade continue to elude container lines after the rate jumped twice in July.
05 Aug 2016
Spot rates to move a 20-foot equivalent container unit from Asia to Europe fell after surging above $1,000 per box the prior week.
29 Jul 2016
Maersk Line has played down speculation that it will try to acquire Hyundai Merchant Marine.
29 Jul 2016
Spot rates will end the month of July almost where they began after another big bounce.
22 Jul 2016
Orient Overseas Container Line moved more containers in the second quarter of 2016 than the same period a year before.
22 Jul 2016
Asia-Europe spot freight rates continued their steady march down from the year’s high reached on July 1.