Containership report August 2021

The global XSI ® increased by a modest 2.2% in August to 204.89 points. The month-on-month gain was much lower than the figure of 28.1% reported in July. However, year-over-year the index is up 85.5% and has risen by 80.3% since the end of 2020. While the increase in August was comparatively low compared to previous months, the index has reached yet another alltime high, with further gains not out of the question in the months ahead. 

The monthly containership report discusses recent containership freight rate movements and market developments. Brought to you by Xeneta. 


If you are a member, please login using the orange button at the top of the page to view the full article, or register.

If you are unsure of your membership, or wish to become a member, please contact




Contracts & Clauses

All of BIMCO's most widely used contracts and clauses as well as advice on managing charters and business partners.

Learn about your cargo

For general guidance and information on cargo-related queries.

More about cargo

BIMCO Publications

Want to buy or download a BIMCO publication? Use the link to get access to the ballast water management guide, the ship master’s security manual and many other publications.