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Pressure on lines for Asia-Europe prices to fall

Drewry's World Container Index climbed last week, but gains were mostly made on transpacific lanes

Asia Pacific Europe

Boxship time charters to soften through fourth quarter

Despite higher rates, low utilisation will keep time-charter rates subdued for the remainder of 2018

International Containers

China’s export growth ‘not sustainable’

An uptick in exports from China to the US ahead of the imposition of further tariffs looks likely to be short-lived

Asia Pacific North America

Front-loading boon for transpacific box trade

US trade boom under threat from tariffs but Asia-Europe trade lane remains subdued because of lower imports

Asia Pacific Europe

US box imports show no sign of slowing

Early reports of front-loading of cargoes and diminishing rates on the transpacific appear to be misguided as strong volumes are now predicted to continue

Asia Pacific North America

Ocean box rates set to fall

Spot rates on the transpacific are currently up by more than 50% over last year, while Asia-Europe rates sit 5%-10% above 2017 levels

Asia Pacific Europe
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