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Container update 19th December, 2008


It is estimated that some 400,000 teu of container ship capacity is currently lying idle, which represents about 3.5 pct of the total market capacity. This figure compromises of third party owners with unemployed ships plus liner companies with idle ships of their own. These figures will potentially grow as January is traditionally a quiet period and we have to wait until after Chinese New Year to see the real direction for 2009.

The spot market has been quite active for a December with Maersk and CSAV being the most active. CSAV has picked up a number of 1700 teu container ships for their traditional reefer business out of South America / Caribs, as they offer good value compared to conventional reefers. These ships have been fixed in the low usd 6000s. Maersk has also fixed a number of 1100 teu ships in the Caribs for shorter period. In the Far East, 1100 teu ships have now fallen to levels below usd 5000 with MCC TRANSPORT fixing and extending a number of ships. The larger sizes remain extremely quiet with no recent fixtures in the 3000 teu plus sizes.

It only leaves us to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


 
 
 

FIXTURES

Gearless

Alexandra '00 OOCL
39128 dwat 2732 teu (2267 @ 14ts)
450 rfs / 22,5 kn on 85ts
7 mos / feast trade
10750
   
Spica '06 OOCL
13760 dwat 1118 teu (699 @ 14ts)
220 rfs / 19,5kn on 38,5ts
6 mos / feast trade
5250
   
Reggeborg '94 UFS
7285 dwat 558 teu (416 @ 14ts)
80 rfs / 17,5kn on 28,5ts
6 mos / med trade
5000
   


Geared

Hammonia Bavaria ' 09 CSAV
34035 dwat 2546 teu (1905 @ 14ts)
536 rfs / 22kn on 88ts
4 mos / feast trade
9500
   
Nathalie Schulte '05 CMA CGM
33536 dwat 2472 teu (1865 @ 14ts)
550 rfs / 22,2kn on 78,2ts
3 mos / cont trade
7500
   
Vega '01 CMA CGM
29500 dwat 1876 teu (1399 @ 14ts)
450 rfs / 20,5kn on 70ts
6 mos / usg-caribs trade
6500
   
Poseidon '99 MSL
29337 dwat 1837 teu (1391 @ 14ts)
350 rfs / 20,5kn on 70ts
3 mos / med trade
6500
   
Fritz Reuter '06 CSAV
23400 dwat 1740 teu (1329 @ 14ts)
300 rfs / 21kn on 64ts
4 mos / feast
6400
   
Wehr Nienstedten ' 02 CSAV
22968 dwat 1730 teu (1125 @ 14ts)
250 rfs / 20kn on 55ts
3 mos / med trade
6400
   
Convent '08 Cargo Levant
23978 dwat 1674 teu (1221 @ 14ts)
330 rfs / 20,2kn on 63ts
6 mos / ww trade
6500
   
Weisshorn '96 Bernuth
14643 dwat 1122 teu (765 @ 14ts)
150 rfs / 19,5kn on 44ts
1 mos / usg-caribs trade
6750
   
Victoria Strait '02 Ultramar
13760 dwat 1118 teu (699 @ 14ts)
220 rfs / 19,5kn on 36ts
12 mos / usg-caribs trade
6500
   
Fesco TBN 3 '07 MCC Transport
13760 dwat 1118 teu (700 @ 14ts)
220 rfs / 19,5kn on 36ts
6 mos / feast trade
4900
   
Stadt Muenchen '99 CMA CGM
12918 dwat 1102 teu (649 @ 14ts)
160 rfs / 20kn on 43ts
4 mos / usg-caribs trade
5250
   
Stadt Dusseldorf '98 Lin Lines
12920 dwat 1102 teu (649 @ 14ts)
160 rfs / 20kn on 43ts
14 mos / wafr trade
6250
   
Herm Kiepe '97 Lin Lines
13300 dwat 936 teu (699 @ 14ts)
270 rfs / 19kn on 36ts
5 mos / wafr trade
5100
   
Eponyma '93 CMA CGM
6013 dwat 455 teu (326 @ 14ts)
70 rfs / 14kn on 15ts
6 mos / feast trade
5500
   

This report reflects information given in good faith to the best of our knowledge, but without guarantee.