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Save Thousands of Dollars in Freight Costs by Planning your Shipments well

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that you can save thousands of dollars in shipping costs by planning your shipping schedule well in advance?

Here’s how. Freight prices depend on supply and demand. During the rush hour of shipping the cost of freight goes up because there are millions of shipments competing for limited space on ships and cargo airplanes.

If you plan your shipping schedule by tracking the latest trends on the World Container Index by Drewry, you’ll get an idea of when the busy times are and can plan to book your shipments at a less busy time, when rates are lower. The index tracks and shows the changes in pricing in the main lines for 40-foot-equivalent-unit (FEU) containers. You can see the latest trends for key shipping routes below.

Line
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Route

05-Nov-20
12-Nov-20
19-Nov-20
Weekly change %
Annual Change %
Composite Index
Composite Index
$2,628
$2,703
$2,835
5%
111%
Shanghai - Rotterdam
Shanghai - Rotterdam
$2,306
$2,473
$2,835
15%
81%
Rotterdam - Shanghai
Rotterdam - Shanghai
$1,162
$1,209
$1,165
-4%
94%
Shanghai - Genoa
Shanghai - Genoa
$2,733
$2,930
$3,321
13%
119%
Shanghai - Los Angeles
Shanghai - Los Angeles
$4,054
$4,057
$4,030
-1%
188%
Los Angeles - Shanghai
Los Angeles - Shanghai
Shanghai - New York
$518
$518
$518
0%
19%
$4,998
$4,993
$4,972
0%
113%
New York - Rotterdam
New York - Rotterdam
$551
$558
$647
16%
26%
Rotterdam - New York
Rotterdam - New York
$2,014
$2,034
$2,014
-1%
-16%

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Here’s how. Freight prices depend on supply and demand. During the rush hour of shipping the cost of freight goes up because there are millions of shipments competing for limited space on ships and cargo airplanes.

If you plan your shipping schedule by tracking the latest trends on the World Container Index by Drewry, you’ll get an idea of when the busy times are and can plan to book your shipments at a less busy time, when rates are lower. The index tracks and shows the changes in pricing in the main lines for 40-foot-equivalent-unit (FEU) containers. You can see the latest trends for key shipping routes below.

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