One of the most important trade lanes on the globe, the Asia-Europe trade is where mega-ships are typically deployed first after entering service because of the high level of trade between these regions. Ships on this route typically transit the Suez Canal, but low fuel prices and receding ice sheets in the Arctic have some carriers experimenting with routes around the Horn of Africa and Russia. 

11 Aug 2017
Intermodal rail lifts, a mainstay of Pipavav, seem to be picking up.
19 Jul 2017
“The trade is doing much better than previously thought to be the case.”
18 Jul 2017
Asia-Russia-Europe spot rates are up more than double year over year.
07 Jul 2017
Spot market rates fall on Asia-Europe, ignoring the start of the peak season and tight space on the trade as volume rises.
03 Jul 2017
Rate levels look set to continue their recovery for the second half of the year, according to Drewry analysis.
30 Jun 2017
Spot rates on Asia-Europe were up 13 percent this week as the rate increases took hold.
23 Jun 2017
Orders from Europe are rising with a strong peak season on the cards, but growing volumes could spell space issues and equipment shortages in the months ahead.
23 Jun 2017
There was little movement in China-Europe spot rates with a week to go to the July 1 rate increases and peak season surcharges also in the pipeline.
16 Jun 2017
Carriers are not having any success in lifting freight rates despite two June attempts.
13 Jun 2017
The Indian subcontinent is expected to continue generating growth in container volume, with carriers introducing services that connect India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan to the hub ports of Asia and the Mediterranean.
12 Jun 2017
Freight rates are soaring.
09 Jun 2017
Spot rates on the major east-west trade lanes this week retreated after a brief uptick.