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. 

26 May 2017
After three weeks of declines, the China to Europe and the Mediterranean spot rates rose this week, probably lifted by shippers trying to beat the rate increases coming on June 1.
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.
10 Mar 2017
Spot rates fell slightly on the Shanghai-North Europe route, but beneficial cargo owners' shipping containers heading the other way are having to fork out hefty sums as capacity cuts have dried up space on vessels.
08 Mar 2017
The terminals of DP World in the United Kingdom will handle all calls by members of THE Alliance that launches in April.
06 Mar 2017
Shippers on the North Europe-Asia trade are running into space issues as full signs go up on vessels leaving for ports in the east.
03 Mar 2017
Carriers had sought rates of up to $1,200 per TEU in the run-up to March 1.
24 Feb 2017
After recording seven straight weeks of declines, spot rates on the China-Europe route have increased.