World Container Index declines by 0.4% to $9,865.14 per 40ft

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The World Container Index this week has declined marginally by 0.4% and reached $9,865.14 per 40ft container, but is 281% higher than the same week in 2020.

The average composite index of the WCI, assessed by Drewry for year-to-date, is $7,191 per 40ft container, which is $4,661 higher than the five-year average of $2,530 per 40ft container

This is based on the composite released by Drewry on Thursday, 21 October 2021.

Freight rates on New York – Rotterdam gained 3% or $35 to reach $1,189 and rates from Los Angeles – Shanghai grew 1% to reach $1,315 per 40ft box. However, rates on Shanghai – New York, Rotterdam – New York, Rotterdam – Shanghai and Shanghai – Genoa declined 1% respectively per 40ft container. Rates on Shanghai – Rotterdam and Shanghai – Los Angeles hovered around previous weeks level.

Drewry expects rates to remain steady in the coming week.

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