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The shipping number of the week provides members with a brief analysis of relevant developments in the shipping markets.
The shipping number of the week provides numbers with a brief analysis of relevant developments in the shipping markets.
2015 was a busy year for container traffic on the eastern coast of the US. 7.9 million TEU of loaded containers entered the US East Coast in 2015, a 12.6% increase - compared to 7 million in 2014.
Following five weak months of demand growth (January-May), transported container volumes are finally growing on the Far East to Europe trading lane – as much as 1.9% y-o-y in the first seven months of 2013.
After a period with short-term container freight rates reaching record highs on many of the major container shipping trades, long-term rates are now also experiencing a boost. Particularly long-term freight rates between the Far East and the US have jumped, copying the development in short-term contracts which have seen the increase in freight rates to the US (both coasts) outpacing the rise in spot rates to Europe.