来源：American Shipper 2018-05-21
翻译：国际海事信息网 姜文杰 王雅媛 张运鸿
上海航运交易所规定的上海箱运指数（Shanghai Containerized Freight Index,以下简称SCFI指数）——主要用于统计上海13个对外贸易现货利率，其在上周下降了3.2%，而位于伦敦的海运咨询公司德鲁里（Drewry）发布的世界集装箱指数（World Container Index，以下简称WCI指数）较一周前下跌了1.1%。
Container rates recede again after brief rebound
Container freight rates declined again last week following a brief rebound, according to two of the primary indices tracking spot market rates.
The Shanghai Shipping Exchange’s composite Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, which measures spot rates on 13 different outbound trades from Shanghai, fell 3.2 percent last week, while the World Container Index, produced by London-based maritime shipping consultant Drewry, slipped 1.1 percent from a week prior.
According to the SCFI, rates from Shanghai to Europe slid 2.2 percent last week, from $811 per TEU to $793 per TEU, while rates from Shanghai to the Mediterranean bucked the overall trend, growing 12 percent, from $783 per TEU to $795 per TEU.
Rates from Shanghai to the U.S. West Coast dropped 5.4 percent, from $1,382 per FEU to $1,308 per FEU, while rates to the U.S. East Coast slipped 1.4 percent, from $2,364 per FEU to $2,332 per FEU.
And according to Drewry, pricing from Shanghai to Rotterdam actually ticked up 2 percent from the previous week to $1,459 per FEU, but rates from Shanghai to Genoa fell 3 percent to $1,653 per FEU. Despite the sequential growth on the Asia-North Europe trade, however, rates were still down 19 percent from the same week a year ago, while Asia-Mediterranean rates were down 10 percent.
At $1,972 per FEU, however, rates in the transatlantic trade remained in positive territory, stagnating from the previous week but rising 9 percent higher from this time last year.
In its weekly analysis, Drewry said it expected rates to “soften” again next week, and if rates continue to fall, it could spell disaster for carriers, which last year saw a resurgence in profits following a calamitous 2016 in which the industry lost billions as overcapacity pushed rates to well below operating expenses.