Clarkson: Container trade to grow 5.5% in 2010
Global container trade is forecast to grow 5.5 percent, according to a projection by Clarkson Research.
The transpacific trade, after falling 11 percent, to 18.1 million TEUs in 2009, is expected to grow by 2.7 percent, to 18.6 million TEUs in 2010. Far East-Europe growth in 2010 is expected to be even more significant, 4.6 percent to 15.9 million TEUs (after it fell 9.5 percent in 2010). Transatlantic trade is forecast to grow by 2 percent, to 5.1 million TEUs, in 2010.
Total global container trade is expected to reach 130 million TEUs this year, after it fell 9.5 percent in 2009.