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Lloyd’s List Containers’ data hub is the focal point for business-critical data on container shipping.

Aggregating data sets from a wide range of sources, the data hub provides a one-stop shop for gaining an insight into the sector.

With historical and current figures on freight rates, trade volumes, fleet size, and charter rates, the data hub provides an instant snapshot of the state of the industry at any point in the business cycle.

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

Latest From Containers Data Hub

Global box volume growth brakes sharply

Latest CTS figures show global volume growth at 1.3% in the first six months of 2019 against 4.5% at the halfway mark last year

International North America

Two-tier box charter market extends through mid-year

With larger tonnage in demand to cover scrubber retrofits, a two-tier charter market has been created, with vessels in excess of 6,000 teu commanding increasing rates as smaller ships lose ground

International Containers

Carrier peak season fortunes in the balance

Asia-Europe carriers are facing a capacity glut in the third quarter of the year, as transpacific carriers look to other trade partners to pick-up the slack of weakening China cargoes

Asia Pacific Europe

Trade war dims charter market sentiment

Owners will have to withdraw transpacific capacity if proposed tariffs come into effect, leaving chartered tonnage due for expiry in 2019 heavily exposed, according to MSI analysts Daniel Richards

Containers International

How Trump is affecting transpacific trade

America’s newfound determination to trade on a level playing field has led to a reconfiguration of some marine trafic and Brazil’s soya farm industry has been one of the benefactors of the US-Sino trade spat

Asia Pacific North America

Global box traffic knocked by China's early holidays

Transpacific box numbers for February hit by frontloading in the latter stages of last year, with volumes down more than 16%

Asia Pacific North America

World boxship fleet update: Holding steady

A quiet month for containership fleet expansion comes as a relief as carriers take up tonnage to prepare for new services launching this month

International Evergreen

Transpacific rate misery marches on

Transpacific carriers could restrict capacity additions altogether in an attempt to balance the market, analysts suggest

Asia Pacific North America

Capacity cuts help lift Asia-Europe load factors

Headhaul load factors on the Asia-Europe trade improved circa 4% to 78% in the fourth quarter of 2018

Asia Pacific Europe
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