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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?

Cichen Shen

Price might be the only issue but timing is everything







Why counter-intuitive boxship ordering makes sense

Janet Porter

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








The price of going green

James Baker

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

Driver shortages and Brexit concerns driving shortsea market

A hard Brexit could be a blessing for smaller terminals with spare capacity

Europe United Kingdom

Ports have role to play in decarbonising shipping

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s International Transport Forum suggests that vessel port fees should be directly linked to greenhouse gas emissions

Environment Ports and Logistics

China’s coal ban may add to pressure on panamax rates

Panamax rates might be under strain over the next a few weeks, but could rebound with port congestion and foreign coal prices bottoming

Asia Pacific China
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More from Containers

Set Alert for Lloyd's List Containers :: More From Containers

Latest From Containers

Driver shortages and Brexit concerns driving shortsea market

A hard Brexit could be a blessing for smaller terminals with spare capacity

Europe United Kingdom

Ship Finance to offer $150m convertible notes

Funds will be used for general corporate purpose

Containers Dry Bulk

Graham Porter drives new ship finance vehicle to meet needs of smaller owners

Former Seaspan directors Graham Porter and Gerry Wang are working together again on a number of new business ventures

Asia Pacific Europe

Sinokor acquires 30 feederships in wake of Vroon shake-up

Erstwhile Bremer Landesbank recovery vessels heading East, after Dutch operator goes into restructuring, while European bargain hunters miss out

Europe Asia Pacific

Scrappage slowdown threatens fragile boxship charter market

If scrapping fails to pick up in the remainder of 2018, a supply glut could be on the cards

Containers Ship Recycling

Maersk and MSC block business with blacklisted Russians

The US Treasury imposed sanctions earlier this month in response to alleged election meddling and what it calls “malign activity”

Europe North America
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