Spot rates in all key container shipping destinations remained virtually unchanged over the previous Christmas week, according to the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI).
Rates for the ports of northern Europe were at the end of last week at $ 800 per TEU (the equivalent of a 20-foot container), for a month the rates in this direction grew by 15%.
The value of the index of rates for the Mediterranean ports was $ 596 per TEU, which remains at the level of the previous week. By the end of the month, the value increased by 0.5%.
On services crossing the Pacific from Asia to America, the cost of shipping a 40-foot container (FEU) also remained at the level of the previous week - $ 1,177 for ports on the west coast of the United States and $ 1972 for ports on the east coast.