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. 

24 Mar 2017
The Asia-Europe spot market was flat this week, and although Europe-China prices have fallen in the past two weeks, the eastbound rate remains well above the levels reached last year.