The Far East-South America trades are facing the threat of rate wars this month as carriers add significant additional capacity to an already oversupplied market, according to Alphaliner.
05 Jun 2015
Container ship lines are shaking up their alliances operating between Asia and the West Coast of South America.
19 Dec 2014
Carriers announced general rate increases that span into February this week, as spot rates around the globe respond to mid-December rate hikes. Drewry Maritime Research’s World Container Index composite index, which measures 11 East-to-West trade lanes, jumped a cumulative 35.8 percent this week.
05 Dec 2014
Multiple container lines plan to attempt general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in December and January, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
03 Nov 2014
Canceled sailings and shrinking volumes are injecting more volatility on the Asia-east coast South America trade, Drewry says.
03 Nov 2014
The much-hyped north-south liner routes aren’t living up to their billing as the future of container shipping in the new low-growth environment that followed the global financial crisis.