Analyzing the market for container shipping cargo in 2013, Asia, in particular China holds the best position in terms of turnovers. Chinese ports such as Shanghai and Ningbo in the first places in the world ranking in terms of cargo handling for container sea transportation.
The cost of sea freight container transportation on routes China-Europe is cyclical.
Such cyclicity for shippers or consignees can sometimes "play into their hands”, significantly reducing the actual transport costs than planned, but sometimes bring substantial losses. It depends on the policy of carriers - shipping companies.
When in the market for container shipping is a tendency for competition to capture a larger market share, sea freight rates are reduced. But the increase of the market share with a help of dumping sea freight rates, as a result — losses, cause low income does not cover the cost of equipment service of shipping companies. As a result, it is bruited in the sea freight market about that the expected increase in sea freight rates to a paste $ 600-$ 900 dollars per TEU. For users of container transport means "freezing supplies " until better times, reduced profits or even losses.
Below induced graph that displays the dynamics of sea freight rates on the China -Europe (including the Black Sea ) in 2013 for the TEU.
With a figure that prices for container shipping are characterized by gradual decline in rates or a sharp rise .
This shows that predict the actions of shipping companies in the context of tariff policy is not easy, as there are many factors involved , recurrence which is not directly dependent , such as seasonality.
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