Platts Market Data – Containers

Platts Market Data – Containers delivers the numbers you need to gauge your markets, your competition, and your future potential. Platts global freight assessments have provided a basis for trade across commodities for decades.

As the market evolves, our scientific and transparent methodology is updated to reflect market changes more accurately. We bring consistency to our price assessments through principles and parameters that guide our market specialists at every stage of the process.

• Global coverage
• Platts shipping assessments deeply embedded and underpin our commodity price assessments
• Cross commodity bulk market coverage
• Market relevance -0.5% sulfur compliant, new routes are added, old routes removed

Platts Market Data — Shipping >


  • — Trade at price levels that are in sync with other market participants by having the latest global price assessments always to hand
  • — Quickly get a complete picture of the market
  • — Write contracts and negotiate transaction with confidence by understanding price driver and fluctuations
  • — Develop an inherently strong pricing and business strategy by referencing daily and historical spot and contract price assessments
  • — Mark your books, manage risk and support analysis and research when tracking trading patterns and price trends
  • — Support your Value at Risk (VAR) risk management analysis with access to our historical data
  • — Find your next opportunity by analyzing your forward curves and identifying diverse trading patterns, pricing trends, and characteristics
  • — Quickly and easily absorb real-time information and end-of-day data throughout your company at a time –and in a format that suits you.


  • — All-inclusive freight rates along key trade lanes, along with bunker charge calculations to help bring transparency to bunker adjustment factor (BAF) negotiations, all in $/FEU
  • — Commodities include manufactured good, petrochemicals - Polymers