Asia-Africa

21 Mar 2014
Maersk Line and CMA CGM are set to dominate the Asia-West Africa liner trade when they combine their direct services in April.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for Feb. 28
28 Feb 2014
Multiple container lines hope to increase rates in a variety of trade lanes from March through June, although any hikes achieved could be fleeting...
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for Feb. 7
10 Feb 2014
Major container lines hope to increase rates in multiple trade lanes in March, April and May, although any hikes achieved could be fleeting.
Somalia coastline near Mogadishu.
30 Jan 2014
CMA CGM has announced the launch of a new direct service from the Middle East to Somalia.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup
10 Jan 2014
Major container lines hope to implement rate increases in a variety of trades in January and February, despite signs that any hikes achieved may be fleeting.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup
31 Dec 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in January and February.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup
16 Dec 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in December and January.
22 Nov 2013
Major container lines have announced the following rate increases for a variety of trades slated to take effect in December and January.
15 Nov 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in November, December and January.
01 Nov 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in November and December.
25 Oct 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in November and December.
20 Oct 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in November and December.
16 Aug 2013
Major container lines have announced rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in August, September and October.
Far East Asia — Exports to South and Central America. Source: Container Trades Statistics
15 Aug 2013
Containerized exports from Far East Asia to all reported regions, with the exception of South and Central America, experienced growth in June 2013, according to data from Container Trades Statistics Ltd. Exports to the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East as well as Sub-Saharan Africa experienced double-digit growth. Latin America saw the only dip in Far East Asian export volume, although it was a small decline. “Global trades have continued to display promising signs in June, indicating that ocean carriers are starting to capitalize on a rise in demand for containerized cargo,” CTS said in a recent release.
09 Aug 2013
Major container lines have announced rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in August, September and October.
Sub Saharan Africa - Exports to North America. Source: Container Trades Statistics
07 Aug 2013
Containerized exports from sub-Saharan Africa to North America and Europe in May experienced slight increases, up roughly 1 percent to each region. Exports to the other regional trades fell more than 10 percent year-over-year, with the largest drop being in containers exported to Australasia and Oceania, according to data from Container Trades Statistics.
02 Aug 2013
Major container lines have announced rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in
Containerized exports from the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East to Far East Asia. Source: Container Trades Statistics
29 Jul 2013
Exports from the Indian Subcontinent to Europe are moving closer in number to the amount of containers exported to current top trade partner Far East Asia, as the region continues to slip, according to data from Container Trades Statistics. Exports to all other reported regions were up this month.
25 Jul 2013
Effective Aug. 1, Maersk Line will boost rates on its trade from South Africa to the Middle East and Indian subcontinent by $100 per 20-foot container.
18 Jul 2013
Mediterranean Shipping Co. has announced plans to expand its services to and from India.
Far East Asia — Exports to North America. Source: Container Trades Statistics
18 Jul 2013
Containerized exports from Far East Asia to all reported regions saw year-over-year growth in May 2013, according to data from Container Trades Statistics Ltd. Exports to Australasia/Oceania, the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa all experienced double-digit growth. “Global trades have continued to grow in May raising hopes that a sustainable containerized volume recovery could finally drag the industry out of the current downturn,” CTS said in a recent release.
Sub Saharan Africa - Exports to South and Central America. Source: Container Trades Statistics
11 Jul 2013
Containerized exports from sub-Saharan Africa to Latin America jumped 16.7 percent in April. Exports to the other regional trades fell or remained flat year-over-year, with the largest drop being in containers exported to North America, according to data from Container Trades Statistics, Ltd.
09 Jul 2013
Hapag-Lloyd has introduced a fortnightly feeder service between Puerto Progreso, Mexico, and Kingston, Jamaica.
05 Jul 2013
Major container lines have announced rate increases for a variety of trades, with most slated to take effect in August.
Containerized exports from the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East to South and Central America. Source: Container Trades Statistics
26 Jun 2013
Containerized exports from the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East to South and Central America declined in April 2013, the first negative year-over-year change since October 2012, according to data from Container Trades Statistics. In four of the past six months, volume in this lane rose by more than 10 percent from the year before.
24 Jun 2013
CMA CGM has added a weekly westbound call at Durban, South Africa, to its MIDAS service, connecting India and the Persian Gulf with southern and western Africa.
Far East Asia - Exports to Indian Subcontinent and Middle East. Source: Container Trades Statistics
14 Jun 2013
Containerized exports from Far East Asia to the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East reached 646,600 20-foot-equivalent units in April 2013, the most TEUs exported in this lane since May 2012, according to data from Container Trades Statistics. Exports increased marginally month-to-month and year-over-year.
11 Jun 2013
Cosco will raise rates on all shipments from the Far East, including Japan, and India and Pakistan regions to the Mediterranean and West Africa, beginning July 1.
10 Jun 2013
Delmas will upgrade its MIDAS Line service, connecting India’s west coast and the Middle East with South Africa and West Africa, by extending coverage to South Africa.
10 Jun 2013
Mediterranean Shipping Co. has scheduled a rate increase for July 1 for all dry cargo on its trade from North Europe, including the U.K., to the Far East, including Japan.
Sub-Saharan African exports to Australasia/Oceania. Source: Container Trades Statistics
06 Jun 2013
Containerized exports from sub-Saharan Africa to Far East Asia, Australasia, and Indian Subcontinent and Middle East regions saw steep declines in March.
06 Jun 2013
In order to improve the connection between the Persian Gulf and India region and East Africa, Delmas will consolidate its Kenya Express and Tanzania Express into one service called the Swahili Express.
05 Jun 2013
Maersk Line will add a port call at Khor Fakkan, United Arab Emirates, to its ME2 service.
04 Jun 2013
Hong Kong-based container carrier OOCL announced plans to join the IDEA service, recently launched by a consortium of Evergreen Line, Hanjin Shipping and Simatech Shipping.
31 May 2013
Mediterranean Shipping Co. has announced several rate increases for cargo from Asia.