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Ocean Rates

Every freight forwarder sets its tariffs according to different aspects. For instance it can consist of two parts: these are one for ocean rates and the other part – for surcharges. Entering the company’s site a client can see the rate and the surcharge displayed in tariff sections according to various trades. It is also possible to find out the actual currency amounts of charges when looking for ocean tariffs.

Analysts Research about Ocean Rates

When you are ordering ocean freight in definite company and rely on some support, be sure to enter some special data. When you are looking for ocean freight information put in the origin and destination ports, searching for surcharging information, insert origin and destination country or also print down a port if it is required. At the time of searching, all surcharges are shown as valid at the requested ocean freight period of time. To see historical charge development, you can set the base date to the necessary starting point of the history date. Current date is actually set by default. Choose container type and commodity.

According to recent analytics’ research, SPOT market ocean freight rates continue to fall on the major trades of China. According to SCFI data, Asia-Europe freight rates reduced 1.1 per cent week-to-week to USA $800 per TEU. The latest Asia-Mediterranean rates fell 0.9 per cent comparing with the previous period, now they cost $918 per TEU. US west coast ocean rates fell 1.1 per cent to $1.609 per FEU, USA east coast rates in their turn dropped $3 per FEU, an average rate has become $3.100 per FEU. SCFI declined 7.57 point for the week across all trades to bring the index to 1009.30 points.

Zepol and Its Rates Research

Zepol, a company that provides trade statistics, has recently released the recent data about the US vessel import. The firm has indicated the US-bound container ship imports were mixed for February. Imports were up annually and down sequentially. Zepol reports that imports fell 5 per cent from January and became 15 per cent up comparing to second winter month of 2012. Container count of February came in at more than 1.4 million TEU. The shipments were above 720 thousand units and they really hit units for February which reached the same level in 2009.

Total imports for the beginning of winter 2013 were almost 7 per cent higher comparing to the same period last year. Zepol’s data matches up with information released by Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach relating February results. Imports of POLB which are primarily consist of consumer products were raising to 45.8 per cent every year at 279.144 TEU, and exports. February imports of POLA increased 25.32 per cent at 318,547 TEU.

Ocean rates are not only the subject of analytics’ research, but the thing which all the businessmen are curious about. That is why all the freight forwarding companies allow not only their potential customers but all the official web-site visitors find out the price for definite single shipment with the help of special technical solutions. Filling out the form and putting in the necessary data, the client can see the cost of his/her certain parcel transportation.