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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

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

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Load Factors

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Trade Volumes

Global Container Trade Volumes

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Charter Rates

New ConTex

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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








APMT facing home truths over European terminals

Linton Nightingale

As Danish box port operator tidies up its house, could other facilities follow the same path as Zeebrugge?







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

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Ports and Logistics

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Latest From Ports and Logistics

Zhuhai Port in venture with shipping firm to tap steel demand growth

Joint venture will initially acquire three multipurpose vessels comprised of one secondhand and two newbuilds worth $3m.
Asia Pacific China

BPA proposes 'Brexit dividend' to boost UK's trading position

Strategy paper from ports association highlights need for funding and sets out potential opportunities for ports in a post-Brexit world

Europe United Kingdom

China Navigation agrees to ship recyclable waste from Pacific island ports

Waste to be transported to other Asia Pacific ports to be treated and recycled on a pro bono basis

Asia Pacific China
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More from Containers

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Latest From Containers

Ernst Russ offloads Marenave stake on shareholder dispute

Update: Deutsche Balaton plans to acquire the remaining stake in Marenave that it does not own via a mandatory tender offer
Europe Germany

Maersk shakes up boardroom roles

Push for digital transformation sees chief executive Søren Skou take the lead on IT as finance, strategy and transformation officer Jakob Stausholm leaves company

Europe Denmark

SM Line and Cosco agree to expand partnership

Both shipping lines plan to launch new services not only in Asia but also in North America

Asia Pacific South Korea

China Navigation agrees to ship recyclable waste from Pacific island ports

Waste to be transported to other Asia Pacific ports to be treated and recycled on a pro bono basis

Asia Pacific China

Hapag-Lloyd boxship rams vessel while berthing in Karachi

No crew are hurt but a number of containers go overboard

Asia Pacific Pakistan
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