World Container Index (WCI) 13 October 2022

Providing an interesting insight into world container index pricing – Courtesy of Drewry UK

Drewry’s composite World Container Index decreased by 6% to $3,483.19 per 40ft container this week.

The composite index decreased by 6% this week, the 33rd consecutive weekly decrease, and has dropped by 65% when compared with the same week last year.

The average composite index for the year-to-date is $7,402 per 40ft container, which is $3,670 higher than the five-year average of $3,732.

Freight rates on Shanghai – Los Angeles dropped 13% or $376 to $2,619 per feu. Spot rates on Shanghai – New York fell 8% or $566 to $6,321 per 40ft box. Likewise, rates on Shanghai – Genoa and Shanghai – Rotterdam dipped 4% and 3% to $4,736 and $4,595 per 40ft container, respectively.
Rates on Rotterdam – Shanghai slid 5% to $915 while rates on Los Angeles – Shanghai slipped 4% to $1,175 per feu. However, rates from Rotterdam – New York gained 1% to $7,295 and rates on New York – Rotterdam grew 2% to $1,336 per 40ft container. Drewry expects the index to decrease in the next few weeks.

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