In 2011, shipping cost decreased at about 400 USD/ TEU. If shipping companies continue to maintain the cost level, they may face risk of bankrupt. At the beginning of this year, transport cost changed unbrokenly. At the beginning of March, transport cost from Vietnam to Europe increased up to 1.400 - 1.500 USD/TEU but decreased 1.200 - 1.300 USD/Teu at middle of month.
Currently, shipping companies announced that they will collect additional fee at beginning of April, so transport cost to Eurpoe may increase to 1.500 USD/TEU.