Container xChange: Monthly Container Logistics Update

In a bid to constantly supply actionable insights and relevant data and analysis for your reporting on the shipping and container logistics industry, Container xChange introduces a monthly update for publishers, editors, and industry observers to deep dive into the trends seen at the global and the regional level in the industry.

Global trends:

• The highest CAx values, exceeding 0.90 which implies that the outbound containers are lesser than the inbound containers in a particular port at a particular week (Week 40)

• Huangpu, China

• Dallas, TX, United states

• Chicago, United states

• Chittagong, Bangladesh

• Dammam, Saudi Arabia

• Memphis, TN, United states

• Sines, Portugal

• Bangkok, Thailand

• Felixtowe, UK

• Savannah, GA, USA

• The lowest CAx values in September are the following from across the ports globally, because These ports have been exporting a large number of containers for a prolonged period

• Ningbo, China

• Shekou, China

• Yantian, China

• Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia

• Algeciras, Spain

• The most expensive average Pickup charges for one-way container leasing are being faced in China (ranging $2000 to $4500) which indicates the ever-growing difficulties exporters are facing to ship the box from China to be able to make it for the Christmas shopping season.

• Europe’s Container Availability Index values surpass China again. After a fall in container availability in week 36, the availability is again increasing. A trend that’s estimated to continue upwards in the coming weeks. The pressure on the Northern European ports, such as Hamburg, Antwerp, and Rotterdam, is now so high, that the container availability has exceeded the availability at the Chinese ports. Whereas the Chinese ports currently have an average value of 0.59 in the CAx, Northern Europe’s average is 0.74.

• Trading Insights – See below a list of the most expensive and cheapest containers available on our trading marketplace in September.


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