Asia-North Europe container spot rates eased back slightly this week, as carriers ‘hoovered up' stockpiled cargo accumulated before Chinese New Year.
However, rates from Asia to the US increased again.
Today’s reading of the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX) for a 40ft from Asia to North Europe was $8,308, compared with $8,430 a week ago, but for west Mediterranean ports, the FBX spot rate edged up $74, to $7,967 per 40ft.
The modest softening …
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