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.