Spot container freight rates from Shanghai to U.S. ports fell about $70 per 40-foot container from last week, while rates from Shanghai to northern European and Mediterranean ports dropped more than $100 per TEU for the fourth straight week in the week of March 7. U.S-bound trade lanes have not seen an increase in seven weeks and Europe-bound lanes in nine weeks.
07 Mar 2014
Several container lines have scheduled rate hikes in multiple trade lanes from April to May, although any increases achieved could be temporary...
28 Feb 2014
Spot container freight rates from Shanghai to northern European and Mediterranean ports fell about $120 per TEU in the week of 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...
21 Feb 2014
Spot container freight rates from Shanghai to northern European and Mediterranean ports fell about $150 per TEU in the week of Feb. 21...
20 Feb 2014
In 2013, container shipments from Europe to the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent declined 3 percent year-over-year to 3.0 million TEUs...
19 Feb 2014
The global container ship fleet this year is expected to grow at the slowest rate in a decade, but large and small shipping lines continue to order more new ships than the forecast growth of global container cargo can fill over the next two years, especially on the Asia-Europe trade.
14 Feb 2014
Spot container freight rates from Shanghai to northern European ports and Mediterranean ports fell roughly $200 per 20-foot-equivalent container (TEU) in the week of Feb. 14. They hit their lowest level since early December 2013.
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.
06 Feb 2014
Shippers should expect declining container ship reliability over the near term.
31 Jan 2014
Spot container freight rates from Shanghai to the U.S. and Europe edged lower this week, but both markets are still holding on to substantial gains achieved late in 2013.
28 Jan 2014
Jefferies expects Asian container lines’ earnings for the fourth quarter of 2013 overall will be in line with or below Bloomberg consensus estimates, as freight rates in Asia-related trade lanes continued to slide and overcapacity remained.