Neptune Orient Lines on Monday reported that its worldwide container shipping volumes increased 13 percent for the four-week period from May 31 to June 27.
The Singapore-based parent of APL said volume totaled 201,000 FEUs, up from 185,700 FEUs from the same period in 2007. The carrier said the increase was mainly due to higher volumes on the Asia-Europe and intra-Asia trade lanes.
Year-to-date, volumes gained 8 percent to 1,268,600 FEUs from 1,123,500 FEUs.
Average revenue per FEU was US$3,080, up 13 percent from $2,726, which APL said was due to higher collections of the bunker adjustment surcharge and higher backhaul rates on major trade lanes.
Year-to-date revenue-per-FEU increased 15 percent to $3,080 from $2,726.