AJOT | December 09, 2019 | International Trade | By The Numbers
A plentiful supply of logs coupled with declining demand moved sawlog prices downward in most major markets around the world in the 3Q/19. The biggest price reductions came in Central Europe, where storm damaged logs flooded the market.
AJOT | November 25, 2019 | Intermodal | Trucking | By The Numbers
FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for September remained unchanged from August at a 6.4 reading. All measures included in the SCI were positive with less favorable fuel pricing offsetting more favorable freight volume, capacity utilization, and logistics cost factors.
AJOT | November 20, 2019 | Intermodal | Trucking | By The Numbers
American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.3% in October after rising 1% in September. In October, the index equaled 118.1 (2015=100) compared with 118.5 in September.
AJOT | November 19, 2019 | Intermodal | Trucking | By The Numbers
Van and reefer load-to-truck ratios got a big boost last week, rising more than 20%. Vans are moving retail products in preparation for Black Friday and reefers are hauling fresh food ahead of Thanksgiving. Rates, however, have remained fairly stable. Van and reefer rates saw a slight increase, while flatbed rates declined. For more info, read the Rate Trend of the Week.
The charts below show the national average rates for the month to date, including fuel surcharges.
AJOT | November 07, 2019 | Maritime | Liner Shipping | By The Numbers
The World Container Index assessed by Drewry, a composite of container freight rates on 8 major routes to/from the US, Europe and Asia is up by 3% to $1,447.82 per 40ft container (updated Thursday, 7 November 2019).
Two-year spot freight rate trend for the World Container Index:
AJOT | November 05, 2019 | Intermodal | Trucking | By The Numbers
Oct 28 - Nov 3 - More loads left the West Coast ports, heading toward retail distribution centers in advance of the holiday shopping season. The additional volume shored up van rates at the end of the month. Volume rose for reefers and flatbeds, as well, driving up load-to-truck ratios in major markets across the country. For more info, read the Rate Trend of the Week.
AJOT | November 05, 2019 | Energy | By The Numbers
Flaring and venting of natural gas in the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico reached a new all-time high in the third quarter of 2019, averaging more than 750 million cubic feet per day (MMcfd), according to a preliminary analysis conducted by Rystad Energy.
AJOT | November 01, 2019 | Intermodal | By The Numbers
Total intermodal volumes dropped 3.7 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2019, according to the Intermodal Association of North America's Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report. International shipments nudged down 0.8 percent from 2018, while domestic containers and trailers fell 4.9 percent and 17.6 percent, respectively.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest International Energy Outlook 2019 (IEO2019) Reference case, future growth in natural gas consumption is concentrated in developing nations—those outside of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)—especially in non-OECD Asian countries.
AJOT | October 23, 2019 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | By The Numbers
South Carolina Ports Authority has long been a powerful economic engine for South Carolina, and as container volumes have doubled over the past decade, the Port’s positive economic impact on the state has significantly increased.