Trans-Pacific

30 Sep 2016
Spot freight rates in the Asia-US trade edged lower for the fourth consecutive week.
02 Sep 2016
Spot freight rates on containerized imports from Asia soared this week as the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy strengthened trends already underway in the trans-Pacific.
Trans-Pacific spot rates will rise in the immediate aftermath of Hanjin Shipping's bankruptcy, but how the rate will trend in the longer-term is murkier.
01 Sep 2016
Trans-Pacific inbound container rates are soaring in the aftermath of this week’s collapse of Hanjin Shipping.
Trans-Pacific volumes have been respectable this year, but they have still been unable to catch up with capacity introduced by container lines in the recent past.
26 Aug 2016
Vessels carrying peak-season imports from Asia are filling up.
23 Aug 2016
No surprises as a weak October encourages G6 to withdraw sailings on major east-west trades.
Although spot rates declined, shippers and transportation companies still expect an uptick in imports in coming months.
19 Aug 2016
Trans-Pacific spot rates in both directions fell for third straight week.
12 Aug 2016
Trans-Pacific spot rates slipped again this week as weak demand and overcapacity keep them under downward pressure.
10 Aug 2016
Capacity discipline has pushed up vessel utilization rates.
05 Aug 2016
U.S. importers, anxious because vessels in Asia are starting to fill up, are working to secure peak season space on the trans-Pacific.
03 Aug 2016
Matson said its China-to-U.S. route is feeling the effects of a soft trans-Pacific market.
Spot rates on the trans-Pacific rose last week, but they remain below the levels reached at this time last year as container lines step up their efforts to reign in overcapacity.
01 Aug 2016
Container shipping lines are idling vessels of all sizes during the current peak shipping season.
29 Jul 2016
Eastbound Pacific spot rates jump with the peak season at hand.