By the Numbers

Rail Traffic for the Week Ending December 7, 2019

AJOT | December 12, 2019 | Intermodal | Rail | By The Numbers

For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 517,130 carloads and intermodal units, down 9.4 percent compared with the same week last year.

Big E&P spending still needed, but fields with break-even above $60 are priced out
Big E&P spending still needed, but fields with break-even above $60 are priced out

AJOT | December 11, 2019 | Energy | Project / Heavy Lift | By The Numbers

Energy projects that need oil prices above $60 per barrel in order to break even risk being uncommercial going forward, according to Rystad Energy. However, massive investments in exploration and sanctioning are still needed to meet growing global demand.

Port of Oakland export volume up 5.8 percent last month
Port of Oakland export volume up 5.8 percent last month

AJOT | December 10, 2019 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | By The Numbers

November imports declined 7.2 percent

Van rates hit highest mark since January
Van rates hit highest mark since January

AJOT | December 10, 2019 | Intermodal | Trucking | By The Numbers

The load-to-truck ratio for vans doubled compared to the previous week, due to pent-up demand following the shortened holiday workweek.

Virginia’s calendar year-to-date cargo volume up nearly 4% despite soft November
Virginia’s calendar year-to-date cargo volume up nearly 4% despite soft November

AJOT | December 10, 2019 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | By The Numbers

Tariffs on some port, soybean exports waived; Dredging to 55-feet is underway

Savannah continues to build container volumes

AJOT | December 10, 2019 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | By The Numbers

Garden City Terminal marks cargo gains 34 out of past 36 months

U.S. onshore wind capacity exceeds 100 gigawatts
U.S. onshore wind capacity exceeds 100 gigawatts

AJOT | December 10, 2019 | Energy | Alternative | By The Numbers

More than half of that amount has been installed since the beginning of 2012. The oldest wind turbines still operating in the United States came online as early as 1975.

The Global Forest Industry in the 3Q/2019
The Global Forest Industry in the 3Q/2019

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.

BTS releases October airline fuel cost and consumption data
BTS releases October airline fuel cost and consumption data

AJOT | December 04, 2019 | Air Cargo | Airlines | By The Numbers

The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today updated its Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption web page with preliminary October data.

FTR’s September Shippers Conditions Index stays in positive territory
FTR’s September Shippers Conditions Index stays in positive territory

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.

Port of Hamburg reports striking growth in first three quarters
Port of Hamburg reports striking growth in first three quarters

AJOT | November 20, 2019 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | By The Numbers

For Germany’s largest universal port, seaborne cargo handling in the first nine months of 2019 proved highly satisfactory.

ATA Truck Tonnage Index fell 0.3% in October
ATA Truck Tonnage Index fell 0.3% in October

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.

September 2019 North American transborder freight numbers
September 2019 North American transborder freight numbers

AJOT | November 20, 2019 | Intermodal | By The Numbers

Transborder freight between the U.S. and other North American countries (Canada and Mexico) in September 2019

Petrobras set to become world’s largest oil producer
Petrobras set to become world’s largest oil producer

AJOT | November 19, 2019 | Energy | By The Numbers

Brazil’s Petrobras is on track to become the world’s largest oil producer among publicly listed companies by 2030, based on Rystad Energy’s latest data and forecasts.

Freight volumes build ahead of Thanksgiving
Freight volumes build ahead of Thanksgiving

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.

Majors’ global selling spree could fetch $27 billion
Majors’ global selling spree could fetch $27 billion

AJOT | November 18, 2019 | Energy | By The Numbers

Global giants of the oil and gas industry – the so-called supermajors – are looking to sell assets that could fetch a total $27.5 billion, according to Rystad Energy’s latest assessment.

A merger of Saipem and Subsea 7 would create a subsea giant
A merger of Saipem and Subsea 7 would create a subsea giant

AJOT | November 15, 2019 | Energy | By The Numbers

Such a merger would create the fourth-largest oilfield service company, after Schlumberger, Halliburton and Baker Hughes.

Coming up for air
Coming up for air

AJOT | November 11, 2019 | Maritime | Liner Shipping | By The Numbers

The container spot freight market rebounds amid a growing number of idle ships and new bunker surcharges.

Second-best October for Long Beach cargo
Second-best October for Long Beach cargo

AJOT | November 11, 2019 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | By The Numbers

Although tariffs continued to impact cargo volumes, the Port of Long Beach last month had the second-busiest October in its 108-year history.

Drewry World Container Index Nov 7th
Drewry World Container Index Nov 7th

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:

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