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
19.07.2018 8.292 10.718 12.869 12.898 13.358 13.862 522 11.994 11.991 12.377 12.839 8.042 10.452
17.07.2018 8.387 10.803 12.928 12.993 13.410 13.949 526 12.020 12.066 12.428 12.920 8.114 10.528
12.07.2018 8.465 10.865 12.959 13.051 13.498 14.097 529 12.071 12.153 12.555 13.030 8.171 10.570
10.07.2018 8.486 10.956 12.974 13.058 13.488 14.169 531 12.098 12.196 12.560 13.092 8.197 10.640
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