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>> 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.

>> New mega alliances.more.

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

>> Are direct services becoming less attractive for shipping lines?. more.

>> What happens to the small ships post Panama Canal expansion?. more.

>> Maersk to acquire Hamburg-Sud and reinforce its presence on the Latin America routes. more.

>>£0.5 trillion of trade passes through UK ports. More.

>> The future of rail freight and private investment. More.

>> The Northern Freight and Logistics report. More. 

>> Oxford Cambridge Expressway Study. More.

>> The potential impact of Brexit on trade. More.

>> India - the impact of shipping lines’ consolidation and the cabotage rule change. More.

>> Iran – changes in maritime services post-sanctions. more.

>> 'India: The only way is up' say MDST in an article published by Lloyds List. More.

>> Hanjin’s collapse - A wake-up call to the industry? More.

>> Peak season 2016: could the seemingly more rational shipping lines restore stability to the market?. 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.