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Freight Rates per 40-foot Container for East Bound and West Bound Mar 2020-Sept 2023


Time series line graph showing dollars per 40-foot container from Shanghai, China, to Los Angeles, California, and dollars per 40 foot container in the opposite direction from March 2020 to September 2023. There are two series: from Central China (Shanghai) to U.S. West Coast (Los Angeles) and from U.S. West Coast (Los Angeles) to Central China (Shanghai). The inbound from Central China (Shanghai) to U.S. West Coast (Los Angeles) series has a substantially higher cost throughout the time frame compared to t

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Spot ocean freight rates for a single container transaction in the selected eastbound transpacific trade routes. 


U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Market Service, Container Ocean Freight Rates from Drewry Supply Chain Advisors' Container Freight Rate Insight as of May 2024