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Turkey Freight Rate Update

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 07/09/2017 (08:37)
Freight rates from China and Southeast Asia to the Turkish market were revised down after initially rolling over for September, according to MTS Izmir. The new rates will be in effect from September 8 until September 19, 2017.

When compared to the rates in early September, freight rates for shipments from China were down by $250/container on both ends for 20’ containers. Rates for 40’containers were also down by $475/container on the low end and by $350/ton on the high end. Freight rates from Southeast Asia were down by $250-300/container for 20’ containers and by $400-450/container for 40’ containers. Rates from India to Turkey remained unchanged.

Rates from Northwest and Southern Europe to Turkey were stable. Rates for shipments to Turkey from the Middle East and the USA were also unchanged.

The following freight rates per container are effective as of September 8, 2017 and contain all applicable costs such as bunker adjustment fees (baf) and currency adjustment fees (caf):

FromTo Freight (USD/20” container)ChangeFreight (USD/40” container)Change
ChinaTurkey1000-1050-250-2501400-1550-475-350
Southeast AsiaTurkey1000-1050-250-300 1450-1500-400-450
USATurkey****NC1200-1300NC
Northwest Europe (ARA)Turkey750-850NC950-1150NC
Southern EuropeTurkey600-700NC750-850NC
Middle EastTurkey700-800NC1150-1250NC
IndiaTurkey500-600NC850-950NC
USAChina****NC****NC
USAEgypt****NC1350-1425NC


The abovementioned freight rates are valid until September 19, 2017. Price ranges for geographical regions are due to freight variations depending on the port.
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