The global container shipping market has begun to slow down

The statistical service Container Trade Statistics (CTS) estimates the global demand for container traffic in September at 13.58 million TEU, which is 0.6% less than the same period last year, and 6% less than in August

At the same time, the rate index again dropped to 66 points, where he spent 4 consecutive months before rising to 67 in August. The betting index was at around 69 points in September last year and at 68 in September 2017.

By early autumn, European exports remained the only one growing among the largest market segments: + 6%, up to 2.47 million TEU. Imports to Europe decreased in September by 1.1%, to 2.71 million TEU.
Asian and North American markets were down from the previous year. Imports to North America decreased in September by 1.6% and amounted to 2.48 million TEU, exports also fell by 1.6% to 1.24 million TEU.

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