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BOXCHANGE 2016

20 September 2016

BOXCHANGE is a standard agreement for container interchange, which is the process of moving containers on a trip basis from a location with a container surplus to a place with container shortage. All terms and conditions are mirrored for both parties as they are simultaneously suppliers and users of containers. The latest edition of this contract is BOXCHANGE 2016. Copyright in BOXCHANGE 2016 is held by BIMCO.

SERVICECON

20 September 2016

SERVICECON is a standard service contract whereby a shipper undertakes to transport a minimum number of containers over an agreed given period. It has been developed to provide a basis for volume carriage in liner trades worldwide. Individual shipments are subject to the contracting carrier’s own bills of lading or sea waybills which are incorporated into the SERVICECON agreement. The latest edition of this contract is SERVICECON, issued in 2014. Copyright in SERVICECON is held by BIMCO.

Container Shipping - Rates are flattening out – balance sustained, but for how long?

15 August 2010

Demand: We see that the freight rate index levels from China show that rates to Europe have been very stable around 1,800 (index value) since April with a slight negative trend over the last three weeks. Spot prices from Shanghai have been equally firm at around USD 1,900 per TEU. Meanwhile, rates for containers heading for US West Coast continue to soar. Since early April the China Containerized Freight Index for the US West Coast has gone up by 20%.

Container Shipping - Going slow across the board has brought back black bottom lines

13 October 2010

Forecast: BIMCO expects the fourth quarter to be a difficult one, with volumes going down from recent highs. This may also mean idling vessels becomes more normal again as they are removed from stings or simply temporarily abundant as volumes tighten. During the first half of 2010 the container trade has made a remarkable comeback. Rates have doubled on many routes and volumes have returned from the abyss to the benefit of many owners who have switched from red ink to black as a result of this.