Container shipping across the Atlantic has gone up more than 200 percent

The spot rate for shipping a container from North Europe to North America has gone up 200 percent since last year, writes Bimco.

Port of Savannah on the US East Coast. | Photo: Stephen B. Morton/AP/Ritzau Scanpix

The sizzling container market has pushed up spot rates on the major routes, and the development is particularly apparent on the stretch from North Europe to North America.

Here, the price for shipping a container across the Atlantic has gone up by no less than 210 percent from the same period last year, writes shipping organization Bimco in an update.

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