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. 

23 Sep 2016
Asia-Pacific container lines could be in the best position they have been in for years when contract talks start later this year.
20 Sep 2016
Closing the gap between capacity and demand is going to take years, analysts and carriers believe.
19 Sep 2016
Shippers expecting to secure the same low rate, long-term contracts they negotiated last year will be disappointed, Xeneta says.
16 Sep 2016
Asia-Med rates are up for second week running, but don't expect it to last as slack season looms.
15 Sep 2016
The outlook for overall container trade growth, and particularly transshipment, is bleak.
13 Sep 2016
Container traffic at the port of Salalah, operated by APM Terminals, surged in the first half of the year.
09 Sep 2016
Asia-Med spot rates up as Hanjin effect helps lift the market.
05 Sep 2016
The Asia-Mediterranean trade is suddenly 150,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units lighter after Hanjin Shipping's collapse.
Spot rates on the major east-west trades were expected to surge after the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping.
02 Sep 2016
As widely expected, the Asia-Europe spot rate rose sharply this week with Hanjin's 100-ship fleet basically removed from the market overnight.
The days of questions about zero freight on the Asia-Europe trade may be gone, but the market is still a difficult one for container lines.
26 Aug 2016
It may not seem like it, but there has been an upward trend in Asia-Europe freight rates since the March lows.
23 Aug 2016
No surprises as a weak October encourages G6 to withdraw sailings on major east-west trades.
19 Aug 2016
Asia-Europe spot rates fell for the fourth consecutive week, with not enough peak season demand to lift prices.