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. 

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.
OOCL is joining several other container lines an effort to prop up rates via general rate increases on August 1.
19 Jul 2016
The August 1 rate increases on Asia to Europe and the Mediterranean are beginning to roll.
Spot rates are unlikely to recover in the near future as the peaks of the peak season have in recent years become less pronounced.
15 Jul 2016
Falling spot market and rising capacity don't bode well for Asia-Mediterranean freight rates.
Port of Hamburg, a major Asia-Europe gateway, expects traffic growth to be flat this year.
08 Jul 2016
Spot freight rates on the Asia-North Europe trade quickly gave back half of last week’s gains.
01 Jul 2016
Hefty July 1 Asia-Europe GRIs have had the desired effect.
24 Jun 2016
Spot rates on Asia-Europe turn around as carriers prepare for big July 1 increases.
23 Jun 2016
The general rate increase strategy does not appear to be a complete waste of time.
20 Jun 2016
Container lines are facing “peak season blues,” according to shippers surveyed by Drewry Maritime Research.
17 Jun 2016
Carriers banking on hefty July 1 rate increases to boost profitability over the peak season.
13 Jun 2016
The recent rate war between carriers on Asia-Europe does not appear to have had much of an upside.
10 Jun 2016
Container line attempts to increase rates on the major east-west trade lanes are not working.
06 Jun 2016
Carriers on the oversupplied Asia-Europe route have worked out a way to reduce transit times without speeding up ships.