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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








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?







Another knockback for Hamburg

Janet Porter

Erck Rickmers' decision to sell part of his business empire to a Bremen company represents a further setback for one of the world's top maritime hubs







Maersk aims its firepower at extortion

Janet Porter

Group tries to stamp out unlawful payments and backhanders once and for all

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 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

Transpacific rates surge on back of New Year GRIs

Rates are expected to maintain upward momentum as cargo volumes increase in the lead-up to the Chinese New Year
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

Fujairah adopts blockchain to gather oil storage data

Middle Eastern trading hub aims to improve efficiency and data security

United Arab Emirates Tankers and Gas

Maersk sees another year of robust trade growth for US

Maersk Line says sustained consumer confidence will underpin healthy US imports in 2018, as Canadian ports reap the rewards of free trade agreements

North America United States

Boskalis group secures $1bn project for Singapore's Tuas megaport

Project to take place over a nine-year period with completion scheduled by 2027

Asia Pacific Singapore
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More from Containers

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

Latest From Containers

Busiest year on record for the Port of New York and New Jersey

'New' Bayonne Bridge and related infrastructure projects pay huge dividends in 2017 with more growth expected in coming years

US States Containers

Panamax boxship sales rebound

Shortage of tonnage following fleet rationalisation sees sales volumes rise

South Korea

HMM returns to Asia-Europe with panamax vessels

Korean container line introduces new ‘baby-sized’ service, but launch is also ‘a prelude for a more substantial return’, says Alphaliner
Containers Asia Pacific

Global orderbook-to-fleet ratio at lowest in 20 years

Moderate supply growth seen in dry bulk and containership segments

International Containers

Maersk sees another year of robust trade growth for US

Maersk Line says sustained consumer confidence will underpin healthy US imports in 2018, as Canadian ports reap the rewards of free trade agreements

North America United States

Japan plans to commercialise unmanned vessels by 2025

Plan comes amid a shortage of seafarers and fierce competition from South Korea and China

Asia Pacific Japan
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