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. 

28 Apr 2017
Spot rates on the Asia-Europe trade have risen close to their 2017 highs, even as backhaul rates fall for the forth consecutive week.