We compile an annual summary report and monthly statistical reports, which are available to download as PDF, or Excel files.

Standard Definitions

We use a number of standard definitions in our statistical reports:

Dry
Container stowed with dry (non-refrigerated) cargo.

Reefer
Refrigerated container.

TEU
Twenty foot Equivalent Unit. This is the general term used for a 20ft container. The nominal size of vessels is given in TEU and refers to the number of containers that can generally be carried.

Containerised
General cargoes carried in a freight container.

Break-bulk
General cargoes carried in a ship which are shown on separate Bills of Lading.

Bulk
Cargo shipped in loose condition and of a homogeneous nature e.g. grains, coal, iron ore.

CKD
Completely Knocked Down. Sometimes referred to as KDC (Knocked Down Condition) as well. Relates to Motor Vehicles.

Overstow
A container which will need to be discharged, then reloaded onto vessel before it reaches it destination, so that shippers can access other containers on the vessel.

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