Strong demand keeping spot rates firm as new bunker adjustment fees come aboard

January 4, 2019 Mike Wackett

Asia-Europe ocean carriers from have announced further hikes in their FAK rates this month after successfully pushing through 1 January spot rate increases.
Alphaliner said rates on the route “remained firm in December, despite the resumption of the 2M’s AE2/Swan service”.
Hapag-Lloyd said that on 16 January, “due to strong demand”, it was increasing its FAK rates  from Asia to North Europe and the west Mediterranean to $2,200 per 40ft.
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