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.
21 Feb 2017
Container lines are preparing March 1 rate hikes in anticipation of improving demand into the second quarter.
17 Feb 2017
Spot rates on the Shanghai-Europe trade have fallen for the seventh straight week.
10 Feb 2017
It has been 10 weeks since spot rates on the China-Europe trade fell sharply as demand continues to fall off in the post-Lunar New Year slump.
06 Feb 2017
The deal takes effect April 1 along with the reordering of global shipping alliances.
03 Feb 2017
Asia-Europe spot rates continue to hold their ground in the traditionally quiet post Chinese New year period.
01 Feb 2017
The deep capacity cuts forecast by Seaintel come as spot rates on the trans-Pacific and Asia-Europe trade lanes are at least 50 percent higher than last year.
27 Jan 2017
Spot rates on Shanghai to Europe and the Mediterranean showed only a slight drop this week as China's biggest holiday begins.
20 Jan 2017
The deployment of larger ships and economic weakness in some eastern markets will weigh on spot rates, according to Drewry Shipping Consultants.
16 Jan 2017
Asia-Europe container carriers are breathing a sigh of relief as traffic edged higher in 2016, despite another dull peak season, reversing the previous year’s slump.
13 Jan 2017
Spot rates on Asia-Europe are still well above last year's levels with tight space supporting prices.
10 Jan 2017
Market uncertainty is seeing Asia-Europe shippers and carriers sitting on the fence rather than at the service contract negotiating table.