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The research department at ERNST RUSS SHIPBROKER offers a wealth of detailed information regarding vessel positions, charter fixtures, and technical specifications. This comprehensive data serves as a vital resource, supporting our brokers in their day-to-day operations. By leveraging this historical information alongside economic and shipping data, we are able to provide tailored and in-depth analysis, including market outlooks for specific vessels, distinct fleet segments, or entire trades.

Should you require an analysis or forecast for your vessel or project, we encourage you to reach out to us without hesitation. Our team is dedicated to delivering valuable insights and forecasts that can assist you in making informed decisions in a rapidly evolving maritime landscape. Whether you need a comprehensive assessment of your vessel’s market potential or a detailed forecast for a specific project, we are well-equipped to meet your needs.

Historic Information.

Shipping Data.


The Continent Feeder index (ERS CFix) offers an overview of one of our core markets and distinguishes itself from any other global index rate through its geographical focus. Published monthly since January 2016, the index incorporates North European fixtures of gearless container ships in the size range of 280 – 800 TEU@14t.

Five size-subcategories are weighted by their historic activity levels to form the overall ERS CFix. The ERS CFix is only based on actual fixtures and does not include any estimates.

Maritime Overview

The Maritime Overview is one of the most comprehensive monthly market reports available from the German market. It is featuring on drycargo and containers, relating also to S&P/Newbuilding, FFA and macro economics.

Amongst others, ERNST RUSS SHIPBROKER contributes with its extensive container feeder and short sea market knowledge to this publication. The Maritime Overview is not intended to replace individual guidance or advice on actual business, but gives our views on the markets, it’s drivers and dynamics, always with a view towards the bigger picture.

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