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Freight Rates

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Freight Rates

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Independent monthly price index. Information on all lines belonging to World Liner Data

Supply & Demand

Load Factors

Freight-rate forecasts for the coming quarters based on projections of estimated vessel utilisation on the major trade lanes

Trade Volumes

Global Container Trade Volumes

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Charter Rates

New ConTex

The Hamburg Shipbrokers Association publishes the New ConTex index of time charter rates for six selected ship types, which are representative of their size categories, based on information provided by 17 independent shipbroker panellists

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Carriers Containership Fleets

Alphaliner, the leading industry data provider, produces a constantly updated and consolidated ranking of the largest containership operators as well as global capacity figures








Will Li Ka-shing's retirement give Chinese ports giants a chance to buy?

Cichen Shen

Price might be the only issue but timing is everything







Fire prevention in the dock after Maersk Honam

Janet Porter

Industry is urged to make a collective effort to consider what steps could and should be taken to ensure the new generation of containerships are properly protected from fire









Box Shipping down in the dumps over looming trade war

James Baker

Carriers concerned at the threat of a stand-off that could slow global trade growth


Slowly does it

Linton Nightingale


Global box growth maintains moderate inclination and China remains the chief driver

Port data



The figures behind the rankings. Compare and contrast different ports across multiple years

Digital edition

2017 issue


Read the digital edition of 2017's One Hundred Container Ports



Market insight

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Latest From Charter rates, Freight rates, Between the lines & Containers

Ocean freight rates stable on major east-west trades

Spot prices flat as lunar new year holiday period begins, with Asia-Europe prices up slightly compared with 2017 and transpacific prices down by around 15%

Asia Pacific Europe

Box spot rates maintain new year stability

SCFI shows growing market solidity in 2018, but concerns linger about post-Chinese New Year overcapacity

Asia Pacific Europe

Charter market starts 2018 on firm footing

High fixture activity drives unseasonal rate boost and lifts confidence for the year ahead

International Containers
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Ports and Logistics

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Latest From Ports and Logistics

Smells, bells and noisy ships

You may think people who choose to live near ports would have realised that they might be close to ships. But that does not stop them complaining about the very same activity that contributes so much to the quality of their lives

International North America

Capsized cargo vessel towed to Le Havre

Vessel had overturned on Wednesday after colliding with a fishing boat in the English Channel

Europe United Kingdom

Asia Pacific ports could incur up to $49bn in climate change costs

Asian ports are especially key to the global economy as they occupy nine of the top 10 rankings in terms of cargo capacity

Asia Pacific Environment
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More from Containers

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Greek-owned fleet capacity expands by 4% as crude tanker share rises

Last 12 months have seen a slight rise in Greeks’ share of world fleet

International Europe

Data Hub: World Boxship Fleet Update: 14,000 teu class back in vogue

With the raising of the Bayonne Bridge, the Panama Canal widening and dredging programmes at US east coast ports, vessels of 10,000 teu-15,000 teu can call at more terminals than ever before

International Containers Data Hub

Lawyers and insurers overrule Maersk on port destination for Honam

Fire on boxship remains under control, but the vessel is still several weeks away from being able to discharge containers

Middle East and Africa Maersk Group

Liner network changes set to add 8.8% to Asia-Europe capacity

New vessels and loops bring major shake-up to east-west and north-south trades, pointing to downwards pressure on rates or numerous blank sailings

Asia Pacific Europe

Lloyd’s Register Foundation to fund maritime blockchain project

Founding partners set up Maritime Blockchain Labs to understand benefits and pitfalls of distributed ledger technology

International Lloyds Register

Zim recovery continues despite weak fourth quarter

Israeli line bounces back into the black for 2017, but warns of volatility and overcapacity as fourth quarter sees losses despite increased revenues

Middle East and Africa Israel
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