The World Container Index comprehensive reading for October 4 was down 3.8 percent or $43.36 from the week before, to $2,137.54 per laden 40-foot container, the World Container Index reported.
WCI spot prices in the trade from Rotterdam to New York fell $99, or 6.6 percent, from the week before to $2,428 per laden 40-foot container.
The WCI spot rates from New York to Rotterdam declined $80, or 3.6 percent, from the previous week to $1,950 per laden 40-foot container.
The Rotterdam to Shanghai WCI spot prices also edged up $14, or 1.4 percent, from the previous week, to $1,023 per laden 40-foot container.
The WCI spot price from Los Angeles to Shanghai went up for the first time after four consecutive months at $846., climbing $3 to $849.
The World Container Index produces the WCI comprehensive index weekly, based on 11 component trade lanes.