OOCL increases Europe-Asia rate US$100/TEU from November 1

Time:2009-10-27 Browse:68 Author:RISINGSUN

HONG KONG`s Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has announced a rate increase on the eastbound trade between Europe and Asia by US$100 per TEU from November 1.
OOCL said the global downturn has led to a weakening of revenue to the extent that freight rates are unable to cover costs.
"Considering that current levels are unsustainable for the long-term, OOCL would like to advise that we will introduce a rate restoration programme to restore freight rates to a more sustainable level," said the company in a notice to trade.