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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

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

Between the lines: Ultra large tonnage impacts Asia-Europe trade

The liner industry is braced to receive around 400,000 teu of ‘mega vessel’ capacity this year, which is destined for the Asia-Europe trade, and a further 600,000 teu in 2020

Asia Pacific Europe

Asia-Europe utilisation tightens in final quarter

Fourth-quarter volume growth was recorded at 3.4% on the Asia-Europe trade, while capacity fell by 1%, according to MDS Transmodal

Asia Pacific Europe

Changing lanes: 2019 box trade forecast

The three major box trades — the transpacific, transatlantic and Asia-Europe, are all expected to report strong growth rates in 2019, according to MDS Transmodal

Containers Containers Data Hub

Strong demand drives up Transatlantic utilisation

Transatlantic box numbers rose by 10% in the third quarter of 2018 compared with last year, according to MDS Transmodal

Europe North America

Asia-Europe box traffic sees strong quarter

Positive trade numbers on both the Asia-Europe and transpacific routes contributed to a 4.2% increase in global box traffic, according to the latest CTS figures
Asia Pacific Europe

Global box growth brakes sharply in second quarter

Volume growth for the first half of 2018 came in at a moderate 3.2%, according to CTS

Containers Ports and Logistics

Spot market offers little relief for carriers bidding to recoup fuel costs

The latest SCFI and WCI data show only sideward rate movement on the two major east-west trade lanes

Containers Asia Pacific
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