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New ConTex - Alle Raten/Angaben in US-Dollar($)

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Datum Type 1100 Type 1700 Type 2500 Type 2700 Type 3500 Type 4250 ConTex Type 2500 Type 2700 Type 3500 Type 4250 Type 1100 Type 1700
28.01.2020 6.163 8.383 10.251 10.717 11.217 13.414 426 9.695 10.255 10.697 13.461 6.061 8.176
23.01.2020 6.165 8.398 10.285 10.744 11.253 13.429 426 9.733 10.276 10.722 13.459 6.061 8.191
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(27.01.2020) Starting on February 15th, 2020 the VHBS will publish a reviewed New ConTex. Due to the fact that most of the fixtures are concluded shorter than 12 months, the index shall include short periods only. As from the effective date the New ConTex will be based on assessments of charter rates of six selected container ship types 1,100 TEU and Type 1,700 TEU (with a charter period of 6 months) and the Types 2,500, 2700, 3,500 and 4,250 TEU (all with a charter period of 12 months).

Nevertheless, following assessments will be published as additional information: Types 1,100 and 1,700 TEU (both 12 months) and the Types 2,500, 2700, 3,500 and 4,250 TEU (all with a charter period of 24 months). The data will not be part of the index calculation.

Apart from this, the panel brokers of the New ConTex decided to expand the Index environment by adding two further types, 5,700 and 6,500 teu. These data will be published as additional information.  The panel brokers believe that these types represent each in itself important segments of the market and their addition to the index will broaden the overall coverage of the Index and thus opening the New ConTex as a tool to a larger number of owners, charterers and brokers.

The new types will be evaluated on a fixture period of 12 months. A trial period has shown that there is sufficient fixture activity. 

The purpose of this wider coverage is to give an even more accurate picture of market development.

Background Information

The New ConTex (Container Ship Time Charter Assessment Index) has been published by the Hamburg and Bremen Shipbrokers’ Association since October 2007. Compared with other indices, the New ConTex is the only global, company-independent index for containership chartering. The current panel comprises 15 recognized shipbrokers in Hamburg, Copenhagen, London, Paris and Singapore. Further details for all types are published on the Association´s webpage: www.vhbs.de.

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Hope, to see you all next year in Hamburg at the 72 Eisbeinbeinessen. Date will be published in due course. 


(23.1.2020) The situation at the charter market did not change much when compared to last week. Again, the New ConTex decreased by 2 points. Charter rates for feeder vessels with a capacity of 1,100 and 1,700 TEU moved more or less sideways. As fixing activity increased prior to Chinese New Year the 1,100 TEU vessels saw a slight upward movement of 0.2% during this week. However, most operators concluded shorter periods. The evaluation of the 2,700 and 3,500 TEU segments decreased by 0.5% and 0.7% over a period of 12 months, while demand for larger tonnage is still high due to the ongoing scrubber installations.

The demand for more or less all segments is expected to rise when the Chinese New Year festivities are coming to an end and all market participants are back at their desks. 

(20.12.2019) As usual, the activity just before Christmas is lowering and charter hire rates following the trend of the last weeks with a moderate decrease. All size segments are showing on w-o-w as well as on m-o-m basis red prefixes. On average we are talking about minus 0,5% compared to last week, resp. 1,1% less than last month. The contrary is the situation on y-o-y basis: here – with the exception of the 1100 TEU segment, which lost 3,5 % compared to end December 2018, all categories are ending the year 2019 higher compared to their levels one year ago. The Panamax segment is the leader of the list for both evaluated periods (12 and 24 months) with an increase of 36,6% (12) resp. 22,7% (24).  

All after all the New ConTex is ending the year 2019 at 436 points, which is a moderate increase of 24 points with last year December.

(8.11.2019) In another week of relatively quiet trading the New ConTex Index shed two further points and presently stands at 438. The market does seem to have "run out of steam" at the moment. A number of public holidays in various countries last week has no doubt contributed to this recent lethargy.

The smaller feeders are generally holding steady although some weakness was noted in the 1,100 TEUs with the sector being marked down 0.5% on last week. However the principle losses which caused the modest 2 point reduction were in the larger 3,500 and 4,250 TEUs classes with the 24 months rates being marked down 2.1% and 1.4% respectively. The 12 months components were marked down by lesser amounts, 0.4% lower on the previous week's readings in both cases.
Otherwise most sizes are finishing the week with modest increases.