Caroz Market Update: Expectations into 2023

We are almost at the end of the year 2022. A year in which we saw a very unpredictable market with a lot of ups and downs. It was the end of the pandemic and the start of high inflation. We saw all-time high and low records and now it is finally coming back to normal. Now in the middle of December, it is time to see what we can expect in 2023.

Caroz Market Update: Much needed stability is coming back

The last months have been very challenging with all time high ocean rates and blank sailings around Golden Week. It really wasn’t easy. Luckily there were some significant improvements the last few weeks. The container rates are slowly coming back to normal, blank sailings are stabilizing after the Golden Week in China, and the schedule reliability is improving as well.

Caroz Market Update: Blank sailings are increasing significantly

Caroz Market Update September 2022

From Asia to the US West Coast, the average capacity has fallen to its lowest since February in the past four weeks, according to new data from online rate platform Xeneta. Over this period, 275,000 TEU on average has left Asia heading for the US West Coast. That is about 50,000 TEU less than the peak in early August.

European market update: THE European Transport market outlined

The current geopolitical situation, macro- economic uncertainty and record-breaking inflation in Europe are affecting the transport sector severely. Over the last two years we have seen a huge imbalance in the European market and in ocean freight.

Market update: Growing Covid numbers Asia & China

While Covid-19 cases in Europe have been declining in recent weeks, the situation in Asia has developed in a different direction. A multitude of countries within the continent are showing an explosion of rising covid-19 cases, despite of the strict outbreak-prevention policies which have been put in place in many of the countries.