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Freight Rates

World Container Index assessed by Drewry

Drewry Shipping Consultants compiles the World Container Index, a composite of freight rates on eight major routes to/from the US, Europe and Asia

Freight Rates

The CTS Global Aggregated Price Index

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

Container Trades Statistics is an independent company that collects and aggregates cargo volumes from container lines that belong to World Liner Data Ltd, and, using sources from Lines’ financial and other information to estimate 100% of the trades

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

Fleet Statistics

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?

Price might be the only issue but timing is everything 









Why counter-intuitive boxship ordering makes sense

Asia-Europe trade success means reducing slot costs through the operation of ultra large 20,000 teu-class containerships 









The price of going green

Shippers and BCOs should prepare to pay more as the costs of environmental regulation are passed on by container carriers 

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

Set Alert for Lloyd's List Containers :: Market Insight

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

Box spot rates to come under increasing downward pressure

No let-up in rate erosion as carriers latest capacity injection takes hold

Containers Asia Pacific

Charter market sentiment stays strong

Rates head north amid fixture frenzy as carriers rush to secure tonnage needs from a dwindling idle fleet

Containers Charter rates

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
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Ports and Logistics

Set Alert for Lloyd's List Containers :: Ports and Logistics

Latest From Ports and Logistics

Singapore Maritime Week looks to the future of shipping

More effort may be needed to attract shipping companies to list in the city state and to keep its market share in bunkering

Asia Pacific Singapore

British ports press government for border money post-Brexit

Ports lobby group warns that government cannot settle for just hiring extra border control staff

Ports and Logistics Ship operations

Academics share Onassis prize for shipping

Work in the fields of port economics, and the risks of terrorism in shipping, were recognised this year

Europe North America
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More from Containers

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Latest From Containers

Maersk spoiled tuna fish case clarifies Hague-Visby Rules

‘Unit’ defined as item of cargo rather than boxload, Court of Appeal maintains, in landmark legal case governing carriage of goods by sea

Europe London

Star Bulk agrees deal for 16 modern bulkers

Greece-based owner in all-share deal to buy 16 bulkers from Augustea and York Capital

Europe London

Owners warn Chinese leasing firms: We don't want fairweather friends

Chinese leasing houses are being warned that shipowners need backers who can handle good times and bad at the Capital Link Forum in Shanghai

Asia Pacific Europe

Singapore Maritime Week looks to the future of shipping

More effort may be needed to attract shipping companies to list in the city state and to keep its market share in bunkering

Asia Pacific Singapore

Gerry Wang sets sights on clean energy logistics

First step is to build up a network, complete all the feasibility studies, and then team up with a big backer in Asia

Asia Pacific Containers

Europe leaves door open for further consolidation

Box line concentration only apparent on certain trades, commission says

Europe Denmark
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