New ConTex increased by 5 points over last week

(18.08.2017) The Panamax segment contributed the most to this increase as owners benefitted from continued demand for extra loader tonnage and the very limited supply situation for larger tonnage.

After stagnating for a long time the 1100 TEU and 1700 TEU categories continued their recent positive trend with weekly increases of 1,1% and 0,7% respectively.

Despite the currently better supply and demand balance for ships in the 2500 / 2700 TEU sizes compared to 3500 / 4250 TEU ships, the premium for the two year period over the one year period of about 10% vs. about 20% indicates a stronger future development for the larger ships.