New ConTex

A benchmark for the container market

The ConTex (Container Ship Time Charter Assessment Index) has been published by the Hamburg Shipbrokers’ Association (VHSS) since October 2007. In May 2010 the Index has been expanded and renamed to New ConTex.
The New ConTex is a company-independent Index of time charter rates for container ships. It is based on assessments of the current day charter rates of six selected container ship types, which are representative of their size categories: Type 1.100 TEU and Type 1.700 TEU with a charter period of one year, and the Types 2.500, 2.700, 3.500 and 4.250 TEU all with a charter period of two years.
Since August 2011 the New ConTex includes not only the present, well-known data but also market estimates of the participating panelists on ship types 2.500 TEU (geared), 2.700 TEU (gearless), 3.500 TEU (gearless) and 4.250 TEU (gearless) on the basis of charter periods of 12 months. Starting on 2nd of Oktober 2013 the VHSS started to publish shorter charter periods of only 6 months for the ship classes 1,100 TEU (geared) and 1,700 TEU (geared).
This is an additional service on top of the original composition and assessment basis of the New ConTex Index, which will continue to be published in its present form. The purpose of this wider coverage is to give an even more accurate picture of market development.

Full information, e.g. the history of the rates, is free of charge for the panelists and the members of the association.

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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 1100 Type 1700
19.04.2018 8.539 11.067 11.868 12.168 12.084 11.855 500 10.869 11.202 10.936 10.664 8.290 10.707
17.04.2018 8.508 11.012 11.786 12.080 12.044 11.797 497 10.802 11.095 10.869 10.564 8.272 10.653
12.04.2018 8.467 10.978 11.731 12.013 11.986 11.735 495 10.733 11.035 10.774 10.443 8.226 10.614
10.04.2018 8.428 10.949 11.647 11.918 11.948 11.667 492 10.678 10.931 10.727 10.385 8.172 10.579

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