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World Container Index – 03 Feb

[ February 9, 2022   //   ]

Drewry’s composite World Container Index decreased marginally by 0.5% to $9,376.70 per 40ft container this week.
Source: World Container Index, Drewry Supply Chain Advisors

Our detailed assessment for Thursday, 3 February 2022
• The composite index decreased marginally by 0.5% this week, but, remains 79% higher than a year ago.
• The average composite index of the WCI, assessed by Drewry for year-to-date, is $9,490 per 40ft container, which is $6,537 higher than the five-year average of $2,953 per 40ft container.

• Drewry’s World Container Index composite index decreased marginally by 0.5% to $9,376.70 per 40ft container, but is 79% higher than the same week in 2021. Freight rates on Rotterdam – New York grew 2% or $140 to reach $6,455 per feu. Similarly, rates on New York – Rotterdam gained 3% to reach $1,276 per 40ft box. However, rates on Shanghai – Los Angeles and Shanghai – New York fell 1% each to $10,571 and $13,127 per 40ft container respectively. Similarly, rates on Shanghai – Genoa dropped 1% or $71 to reach $12,723 per feu. Spot rates on Rotterdam – Shanghai inched down 1% to $1,445. Rates on Shanghai – Rotterdam and Los Angeles – Shanghai hovered around previous weeks level. Drewry expects rates to remain stable in the coming week.