|One week ago||1759||837||795|
|Spot time charter||$ 10,343/day||$ 8,312/day||$ 7,729/day|
|One week ago||$ 13,176/day||$ 6,692/day||$ 8,310/day|
Containers: Container shipping spot rates hit a 20-month high this week on the major east-west liner trades and have risen above the average of the past five years, according to Drewry Shipping Consultants.The spot rate for shipping a 40-foot container from Asia to the United States jumped from the prior week, strengthening into a three-week rally as carriers keep capacity tight and importers restock ahead of factory slowdown two weeks away. Spot rates to both coasts are now more than 35 percent higher.