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>> The importance of inland connectivity. more.

>> Changing picture on the Far East – WCSA trade lane. more.

>> USA tariffs on steel and aluminium. more.

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>> Indonesia cabotage.more.

>> Panamax vessels.more.

>>UNCTAD liner shipping connectivity index.more.

>>New freight forecasts for Network Rail.more.

>>Global supply and demand for container shipping.more.

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>> MDST's projections for 2017.more.

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>> Japan-EU Trade Deal.more.

>> The Ocean Network Express.more.

>> The Qatar crisis: impact on container shipping services.more.

>> Maritime Professional Services Award.more.

>> Invest in rail freight to cut road congestion.more.

>> South Bradford Lorry Parking Study.more.

>> New Mega Alliances.more.

>> Businesses have their say on freight transport in the Marches.more.

>> Free trade zones at UK ports & airports.more.

>> Non alliance shipping lines.more.

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>> Transpacific - port coverage from April 1st.more.

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Trade lane analysis

We analyse the transport supply-demand balance and container shipping economics for global trade lanes with a particular focus on containerised trade.  This is carried out by monitoring global containerised trade using our World Cargo Database which is a harmonised database of the world’s trade, and global container ship deployment using the our Containership Databank.  This allows us to establishing the supply-demand balance on an on-going basis. 

We have also developed the Container Business Model, which is a revenue and cost model of the global container ship fleet.  This allows our consultants to establish the actual and forecast supply-demand balance and the financial position of the shipping lines and therefore allows us to advise shippers and shipping lines on their negotiating positions on freight rates.

Aggregated level results from this on-going analysis are published each month in Containerisation International, the leading container shipping periodical.

High level supply, demand and financial data for the container shipping industry can be viewed on our Box Trade Analyser website.  To register for free access please submit an enquiry form.