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Container shipping lines earned 42 USD less per TEU in 2016

19 January 2017

The container shipping lines received an average rate 7% (42 USD) lower in 2016 than in 2015, if they operated in the spot market on all Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) trade routes. This has primarily been due to the devastating low rates received in the first half of 2016, as the average rate received in H2 2016 was 22% higher than the rate received in H2 2015. 

Container Shipping - High level of business adjustments ongoing as the industry intensifies the hunt for profitability

17 June 2014

During the past eighteen months, a couple of trends seem clear in the freight market for container shipping. Primarily, the demand for imported containerised goods in Europe and US is going up, reflecting the clearly improved economic development. Secondly, the vessels become larger and larger as the quest to lower unit costs is high on the agenda everywhere. Thirdly, the major freight rate volatility is mostly on European-bound containers.

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.