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.
Port of Hong Kong
28 Jan 2014
Jefferies expects Asian container lines’ earnings for the fourth quarter of 2013 overall will be in line with or below Bloomberg consensus estimates, as freight rates in Asia-related trade lanes continued to slide and overcapacity remained.
OOCL ship
25 Jan 2014
OOCL’s total revenue in the fourth quarter of 2013 fell 1.6 percent year-over-year to $1.4 billion, partially fueling a 4.9 percent decrease in total yearly revenue...
Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, North Europe, week ending Jan. 17, 2014. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange
21 Jan 2014
Spot container rates from Asia to northern European and Mediterranean ports measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index fell for a second straight week in the week of Jan. 17...
Rendering of port
12 Jan 2014
The Asia-Europe container market hogged the headlines in 2013 and looks set to dominate the industry’s agenda through 2014 as a flood of mega-ships hits the water amid sluggish cargo growth that saw two consecutive flat peak seasons and economic challenges at both ends of the world’s biggest trade lane.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup
10 Jan 2014
Major container lines hope to implement rate increases in a variety of trades in January and February, despite signs that any hikes achieved may be fleeting.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup
31 Dec 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in January and February.
Majestic Maersk in Copenhagen
27 Dec 2013
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Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, North Europe, week ending Dec. 20, 2013. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange
20 Dec 2013
Spot container rates from Asia to northern European and Mediterranean ports measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index experienced declines of roughly $60 in the week ending Dec. 20, only one week after jumping more than $500 per 20-foot-equivalent unit in each lane last week. Carriers such as Mediterranean Shipping Co., Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk Line and CMA CGM had called for increases of between $750 and $775 per TEU.
16 Dec 2013
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Ocean carrier rate revision roundup
16 Dec 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in December and January.
Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, Mediterranean, week ending Dec. 13, 2013. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange
13 Dec 2013
Spot container rates from Asia to northern European and Mediterranean ports measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index jumped by more than $500 each in the week of Dec. 13, only a few days before a general rate increase set for Dec. 15-16. MSC, Hapag Lloyd, Maersk and CMA CGM announced increases of between $750 and $775 per 20-foot-equivalent unit.

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