Market Pulse 2024 Week 08

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Market Pulse – 2023 Week09

Register Free Trial [https://www.linerlytica.com/register/?utm_source=W202309] Containership charter market activity is picking up with carriers pushing ahead with new capacity plans despite the soft freight market. Maersk continues to lose ground with the highest number of ships idled at the moment while MSC is still taking on fresh charters and second hand acquisitions despite also having a number of idled ships. Demand is mismatched across different sizes, with the surplus ships over 5,000 t

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Market Pulse – 2023 Week08

Register Free Trial [https://www.linerlytica.com/register/?utm_source=W202308] The sharp drop in transpacific capacity utilisation has weighed down market sentiment as carriers continue to drop rates in response even on routes where utilisation remain relatively healthy. Capacity management measures have been completely ineffective in halting the rate decline, as the expectation of a demand rebound is keeping capacity in the market for longer than required. The SCFI slipped by 2.1% last week, w

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Market Pulse – 2023 Week07

Register Free Trial [https://www.linerlytica.com/register/?utm_source=W202307] Spot freight rates have resumed their weekly slide with capacity utilisation remaining weak while the blank sailing programs after the Lunar New Year holidays are coming to an end. Carriers are bringing back most of the blanked sailings on the Asia-Europe and Transpacific routes this week, with the withdrawal of the ad hoc services by the smaller carriers having an immaterial impact on overall trade capacity. MSC is

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Market Pulse – 2023 Week06

Register Free Trial [https://www.linerlytica.com/register/?utm_source=W202306] Carriers continue to discount spot freight rates in the first week after the Lunar New year holidays in Asia with blanked sailings once again proving to be ineffective in countering the slide in volumes. The Asia-Europe route was the only trade a a substantial roll pool but the healthy capacity utilisation offered little protection against sliding freight rates with carriers wary of the imminent introduction of new 2

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Market Pulse – 2023 Week05

Register Free Trial [https://www.linerlytica.com/register/?utm_source=W202305] The 2M breakup will trigger another round of market instability as Maersk and MSC jostle for pole position on the East-West routes where they currently cooperate. While MSC will have sufficient new ship capacity by 2025 to fully replace Maersk’s current vessel contribution to the 2M network, an independent Maersk network will fall behind MSC, OCEAN Alliance and THE Alliance offerings. Freight rates are still droppin

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Market Pulse – 2023 Week04

Register Free Trial [https://www.linerlytica.com/register/?utm_source=W202304] The Lunar New Year provides a timely break from the turbulence in the container markets, with more clarity to emerge after the holidays in the Far East on the direction that prices are heading. Freight rates slipped marginally in the last 2 weeks with capacity utilisation dropping in the week just before the holidays. Although carriers were able to build roll pools on the Asia-Europe route where utilisation levels we

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Market Pulse – 2023 Week03

Register Free Trial [https://www.linerlytica.com/register/?utm_source=W202303] Capacity pressure is building up with the active containership fleet reaching its highest levels since 2020 on easing port congestion, reduced vessel idling and drydocking, coupled with a fresh influx of new ship deliveries. Total deliveries are expected to reach 2.5m teu this year, with no material delays expected and close to no order cancellations. Freight rates continued to drop, with the pre Chinese New Year ru

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Market Pulse – 2023 Week02

Register Free Trial [https://www.linerlytica.com/register/?utm_source=W202301] The SCFI resumed its weekly drops, with the previous week’s rise turning out to be a blip. Carriers have added capacity across all main trades out of China, with the idle fleet slipping even as port congestion continues to ease. The additional capacity has negated most of the seasonal uptick in demand ahead of the Chinese New Year holidays. Capacity utilisation across the key tradelanes have remain varied, with Asia

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Market Pulse – 2023 Week01

Register Free Trial [https://www.linerlytica.com/register/?utm_source=W202301] After 28 consecutive weeks of declines, the SCFI saw its first positive week since June 2022 after falling by 74% over the period. The rebound has little underlying strength with concerns over weaker demand continuing to keep freight rates under pressure. Capacity utilisation reached a 2 year high on the Asia-North Europe route but rates only rebounded marginally while early rate contracts concluded on the Asia-Europ

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Market Pulse – 2022 Week51

Register Free Trial [https://www.linerlytica.com/register/?utm_source=W202251] The container market is ending the year on a weak note, with freight rates and charter rates still under pressure. Carriers are banking on a mini cargo rush to push for a new round of rate increases on 1 January with vessel utilisation out of Asia picking up last week. Chinese port congestion has also increased last week following the surge in Covid infection across Chinese cities, but this could negatively impact e

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