The reopening of the US and European economies after last year’s COVID-19 lockdowns spurred a resurgence in the trans-Atlantic container trade as business activity in two of the world’s largest economies showed better than expected growth in May, with increases concentrated at US ports that have undergone major expansions.
The latest news, trends, analysis and pricing of the trans-Atlantic container trade lane.
23 Mar 2020
Growth in trade between the United States and Europe decelerated only slightly in 2019, even as antagonism over tariffs, taxes, and subsidies on both sides of the Atlantic deepened.
25 Oct 2019
Imports of household products from Asia increased just 0.6 percent through August because of US-China trade war. But with China’s dominant role in that sector and number two Vietnam at capacity, there will be no significant shift in sourcing away from China.
08 Oct 2019
Carriers who enjoyed a strong first half of 2019 on the trans-Atlantic trade will have to temper their expectations for the fourth quarter following the WTO approval of US tariffs on a range of European imports.
24 Jul 2019
The 2M Alliance is holding off on blanking sailings while rival alliances slash capacity through July and August in a bid to shore up slumping rates.
01 May 2019
Post-consolidation, US container trade has been dominated by the largest ocean carriers and alliances, but smaller, independent lines continue to find a market in the trans-Pacific.
03 Apr 2019
Dustin Braden, shipper engageme
07 Jan 2019
Increasing use of the available capacity in both directions and the impact of service shifts in 2018 could mean shippers find it more difficult to find carrier space for containers this year.
14 Nov 2018
Rising operating costs that are siphoning off profitability will see carriers having a much greater hold on capacity going into what is looking like a volatile 2019.
27 Jul 2018
Although trade tensions between the United States and the European Union and their impact have been muted so far in 2018, trade stakeholders know that could change dramatically and quickly.
20 Jul 2018
Could a looming trade war shake up one of the most stable global shipping lanes?
09 Jul 2018
However, far from being an omen of declining demand, headhaul rates from Europe to the United States have strengthened as peak season gets under way.
25 May 2018
However, freight forwarders and shippers said they did not expect the disappearance of two carrier’s trans-Atlantic services to have much impact on capacity on the United States-Northern Europe route.
26 Feb 2018
Shippers sending goods between Europe and the United States should track the goods carefully and be ready to cope with delays, after a year of decreasing carrier schedule reliability on the trans-Atlantic routes.
29 Jan 2018
A new schedule outlined by Mediterranean Shipping Co. will substantially cut the time needed to send cargo from Europe to the US East Coast.
11 Dec 2017
APL was No. 13 on the trans-Atlantic trade in the first three quarters.
08 Nov 2017
The trans-Atlantic spot market has barely budged when compared with the yo-yo swings on other trades.
06 Sep 2017
Container lines are attempting to hike westbound rates on the trans-Atlantic.
31 Aug 2017
The MESA service between the east coast South America and the Mediterranean operates weekly and will have northbound and southbound calls.
15 Aug 2017
Niche carriers either greatly overperform or dramatically underperform the top 16 carriers.
15 Aug 2017
Trade between Charleston and the United Kingdom is growing faster than trade between the United States and the United Kingdom as a whole.
06 Aug 2017
The strong US dollar underpins strong growth in the westbound trade, but exports stagnate.
05 Aug 2017
The trans-Atlantic trade remains an oasis of calm, but political threats and opportunities could shake up the trade.
12 Jun 2017
Freight rates are soaring.
10 May 2017
Weco, formerly known as Nordana Lines, exited the Americas-Mediterranean trade in March.
05 May 2017
“These underlying volumes offer great opportunities to other shippers who can utilize our steady westbound capacity.”
25 Apr 2017
Although the alliance changes that reshuffled carrier alliances from four to three took effect April 1, the impact is only slowly emerging on routes across the globe.
24 Apr 2017
The upside is that spot freight rates likely will stabilize.
20 Apr 2017
Mobile officials had been seeking a North Europe service.
10 Apr 2017
Jakarta and the US West Coast have been linked by a new direct service offered by the Ocean Alliance and operated by CMA CGM.
24 Feb 2017
Eimskip says more acquisitions are on the way in 2017.
06 Feb 2017
The deal takes effect April 1 along with the reordering of global shipping alliances.
23 Jan 2017
The trans-Atlantic continues to slide down the container route rankings.
05 Jan 2017
The last time the WCI composite index exceeded $1,700 per 40-foot-equivalent unit was in March 2015.
26 Dec 2016
The Atlantic container trade is heading for another year of fine-tuning as major carriers focus on the pivotal Asia-Europe and trans-Pacific routes ahead of the spring launch of two new mega-alliances.
07 Dec 2016
The members of THE Alliance on Wednesday announced a revamped Mediterranean-East Coast North America service via a link with Israeli ocean carrier Zim Integrated Shipping Service.
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