Two-year spot freight rate trend for the World Container Index:

World Container Index assessed by Drewry

World Container Index assessed by Drewry

World Container Index: Drewry assessment on Thursday, 29 June 2017

  • The composite index is down by 1% this week and up by 12% from the same period of 2016.
  • The average composite index of the WCI, assessed by Drewry for year-to-date, is US $1,552/40ft container, which is $127 lower than the five-year average of $1,679/40ft container. It is also 12% higher than a year ago.
  • Spot rates on the Shanghai-Rotterdam route stabilised at $1,652 for a 40ft box this week. Meanwhile, rates on the Transpacific eastbound trade continue to decline. Spot rates from Shanghai to New York lost $44 to reach $2,017 for a 40ft box and rates to Los Angeles dipped by $28 to $1,133. The rates are likely to increase from next week as a result of peak season demand.

View our latest freight rate assessments on eight major East-West trades:

Spot freight rates by route – assessed by Drewry

Spot freight rates by route - assessed by Drewry
Source: Drewry
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