Containershipping News


Name & Shame: Xeneta CEI Tool Highlights Best, Worst Enviro Performers

Feb 09, 2023

Xeneta has taken the first step in a campaign to identify the carrier industry’s best and worst environmental performers across the world’s 13 leading shipping trades. With the help of the Carbon Emissions Index (CEI), a tool from Xeneta and Marine Benchmark, carriers have been assessed on the main Far East to South America East Coast container corridor. With first results out, Hamburg Süd is likely celebrating…

Jolly Rosa Enters the Messina Fleet

Dec 20, 2023

Genoese group Ignazio Messina & Co.has been taken delivery of the container vessel Jolly Rosa. Flying the Italian flag and enrolled in the International Registry at the Genoa Port Authority, the ship measures 260 x 32m with a gross tonnage of 42…

ZIM 2Q Revenues Plunge 62%

Aug 16, 2023

Pain in the containershipping sector is not uncommon in 2023, and Israel's ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. (NYSE: ZIM) is no exception, today reporting 2Q and six month results:Net loss for the second quarter was $213 million, negatively…

Long-Term Container Rates Fall (again)

Jun 29, 2023

The beleaguered carrier industry took another major hit in June, with the latest data from Xeneta’s Shipping Index (XSI) showing a decline of 9.4% in global long-term shipping rates. Following on the heels of a 27.5% collapse in May, and a 10…

“Friendshoring” Impacts Container Shipping Trade Patterns

Apr 27, 2023

As geopolitical upheaval continues, Peter Sand, Chief Analyst, Xeneta, explores how global trade patterns have (and will) evolve.Geopolitical unrest could have dramatic and long-term impacts on global trade patterns for all goods and commodities…

Record High Container Order Book Signals 'Significant Change'

Apr 13, 2023

“Despite the collapse in freight rates, shipowners still have an appetite for new container ship orders and the order book has continued to grow. The record high order book of 7.54 million TEU will result in significant changes to the container fleet in the coming years…

Emissions Winners, Losers on Far East to U.S. West Coast Trade

Feb 24, 2023

Xeneta returns this week with a second ranking of carrier carbon emissions, this time focused on the Far East to U.S. West Coast Trade.'Why are we doing this? We want to shine a light on the importance of green shipping and spotlight the progress of carriers…

Container Carriers Brace for a 'Stormy 2023' says Xeneta

Feb 02, 2023

January proved to be a dramatic month for long-term ocean freight rates, with the latest data from the Xeneta Shipping Index (XSI) showing the largest ever month-on-month declines. According to the XSI, average long-term contracted rates dropped by 13…

Valenciaport Containerized Freight Index Closes Down

Jan 13, 2023

The Valencia Containerized Freight Index (VCFI) closed the year 2022 with a fall of -13.1% in December compared to November. This is the fourth consecutive month of decline in the Index, in a year marked by ups and downs that reflects the uncertainty…

NYK President Nagasawa Outlines Challenges, Priorities in 2023

Jan 06, 2023

In his annual New Years' address to employees, NYK President Hitoshi Nagasawa warned that while markets, particularly the containershipping market, will be more challenging in 2023 compared to the past two years, overall the group has 'long anticipated that the strong tailwind would not last long…

Great Ships of '22: MV George III, LNG Containership

Dec 12, 2022

Operating on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from day one in service, the MV George III, the first of Pasha Group’s two new ‘Ohana Class’, Jones Act-qualified containerships, features a state-of-the-art engine, an optimized hull form, and an underwater…

Analysis: Meltdown in the Container Shipping Sector Gains Speed

Nov 09, 2022

Facing global economic headwinds, the volume of containerized cargo movement continues to plummet, Peter Sand, Chief Analyst, Xeneta, summarizes: “It is clear that the carriers are no longer in charge, the shippers are.”Peter, it seems like…

Video: Container Carrier Capacity Adjustment - Too Little, Too Late?

Oct 26, 2022

While drama in the container shipping sector has calmed a bit, container carriers still wrestle with unexpected drops in demand. Peter Sand, Xeneta, discusses vessel capacity moves and their likely impact on rates, as well as the first containership…

Collapsing Spot Rates, Falling Capacity define Far East to U.S. Container Trade

Sep 22, 2022

In its latest Container Freight Rate Update note, Xeneta covers the average capacity and blank sailings on the Far East to the US West Coast while we head into the not-so-traditional peak season.The average capacity offered from the Far East…

Rollercoaster Containershipping Rates Continue, says Xeneta

Aug 19, 2022

South American spot rate gap set to narrow as shippers take advantage of lower Far East to West Coast ratesThe latest ocean freight rate data from Xeneta reveals that spot rates are currently $3,700 more expensive for shipping 40-ft. containers from the Far East to the South American East Coast…

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