Often overshadowed by the larger Asia-North Europe route, the Asia-Mediterranean tradelane has so far this year proved to be slightly more robust.
According to Container Trade Statistics (CTS), westbound liftings from Asia to the west Mediterranean (including North Africa) grew 5.9% year on year to the end of May.
Moreover, Drewry said, the “laggard” Asia to east Mediterranean trade was finally showing “positive intent, following a prolonged period of contraction”, as the region bounced back to record 0.6% headhaul growth in …
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