Transpacific box rates still slipping as tariff talk hangs over peak season

November 30, 2018 Mike Wackett

Container spot rates on the transpacific suffered again this week: Asia to the US east coast slumping by $250 per 40ft.
Following an 11% fall last week in spot rates to US west coast ports, this suggests the demand spike brought about by US importers looking to beat the 25% tariffs on Chinese goods in January has abated on the trade.
At its peak it saw volume growth of around 13%, year ...

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