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.