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New ConTex - all rates in USD($)

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12 months 24 months 12 months 6 months
date Type 1100 Type 1700 Type 2500 Type 2700 Type 3500 Type 4250 ConTex Type 2500 Type 2700 Type 3500 Type 4250 Type 5700 Type 6500 Type 1100 Type 1700
13.02.2020 6.127 8.152 9.968 10.392 10.804 13.224 415 9.363 9.940 10.267 13.207 18.629 22.413 6.031 7.946
11.02.2020 6.145 8.213 10.068 10.513 10.954 13.310 419 9.438 10.038 10.408 13.303 18.803 22.908 6.043 8.015
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(21.02.2020) The previously announced changes to the composition of the New ConTex Index have now taken effect.

Due to the fact that most of the fixtures are concluded shorter than 12 months, the index shall include short periods only.

Therefore the New ConTex will be based in the future on assessments of charter rates of six selected container ship types: 1,100 teu and 1,700 teu (with a charter period of 6 months) and 2,500, 2700, 3,500 and 4,250 TEU (all with a charter period of 12 months).

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.

(18.02.2020) Due to technical problems we are still not able to publish the new structure of the index on our webpage.

We kindly ask for your patience and hope, we can fix the bug until next Tuesday.

(5.2.2020) Am 30. Januar 2020 wurden im Bremer Schütting die erfolgreichen Schifffahrtskaufleute verabschiedet. Von den 17 Prüflingen haben 16 bestanden. Zwölf hatten ihren Schwerpunkt in der Linie und vier in der Trampfahrt. Erneut überwog der Frauenanteil mit neun zu sieben. Besonderem Dank gilt Staatsrat Tim Cordßen, der eine Grußadresse des Senats der Freien Hansestadt überbrachte und an die hohe Bedeutung der maritimen Wirtschaft für die Stadt erinnerte.


Gemeinsam mit dem Bremer Rhederverein e.V. und der Vereinigung für Küsten- und Seeschiffsbefrachter e.V. zeichnete der Verband auch in diesem Jahr die drei Prüfungsbesten, die dieses Mal aus den Häusern Harren & Partner, MSC Germany und COSCO Shipping kamen, mit Geldpreisen aus.


Wir wünschen allen erfolgreichen Prüflingen alles Gute für den weiteren Berufs- und Lebensweg: „Buten un Binnen – Wagen un Winnen“! Zudem bedanken wir uns auf diesem Weg bei den Ausbildungsbeauftragten des Verbands, Frau Astrid Gries (COLI Schifffahrt & Transport) und Frau Silke Hassemer (COSCO SHIPPING Lines Germany) für die Organisation der nunmehr schon fast traditionellen Veranstaltung in Bremen.


(21.2.2020) The Coronavirus problem may be "contained" for now but the effect it is having on the Container Market cannot be ignored. Volumes are clearly down and the operators are having to make significant adjustments. A number of sailings have been cancelled and land transport together with the backing-up of containers in the ports are causing major logistical headaches. No doubt when the crisis
fades away there will presumably quite a sharp recovery but, for now, the market is proving quite a challenge to many.

The previously announced changes to the composition of the New ConTex Index have now taken effect: 5700 and 6500 TEU ships are now included, charter periods of 6 months are additionally monitored for 1100 and 1700 TEU ships whilst the 2500, 2700, 3500 and 4250 TEUs are all now being assessed additionally for 12 months terms.

It comes as little surprise to note the New ConTex Index falling 7 points since last week, the Index now stands at 408. All the component rates have been marked lower this week with the exception of the 5700 TEUs which recorded a modest 0.2% increase. The largest decreases were recorded in the 3500-4250 TEU range, particularly so with the 4250 TEUs based on 24 months employment which registered a hefty 3.5% fall, symptomatic of the uncertainty in the market at the moment.

(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.