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New Trucking Index Tracks Recovery From COVID-19 Shutdowns, Shows Volumes Bottomed
New Trucking Index Tracks Recovery From COVID-19 Shutdowns, Shows Volumes Bottomed

AJOT | May 01, 2020 | Intermodal | Trucking | By The Numbers

A new index provides visibility on the state of the trucking market as anticipation of an economic restart grows. The COVID-19 Truck Freight Recovery Index shows a sharp mid-March drop that has remained stable for the past two weeks, indicating a bottoming out in the spot market.

Containership Operators’ US Import Totals by TEU

AJOT | April 27, 2020 | Maritime | Liner Shipping | By The Numbers

Top Containership Operators by US Import TUE Totals

Vessels On Order For Select Container Lines

AJOT | April 27, 2020 | Maritime | Liner Shipping | By The Numbers

Listing of Ocean Container Lines by Vessels On Order according to data provided by Alphaliner

Top 75 Ocean Container Lines
Top 75 Ocean Container Lines

AJOT | April 27, 2020 | Maritime | Liner Shipping | By The Numbers

Top Ocean Container Lines by Total TUE based on data supplied by Alphaliner

Low liquidity and limited available storage pushed WTI crude oil futures prices below zero
Low liquidity and limited available storage pushed WTI crude oil futures prices below zero

AJOT | April 27, 2020 | Energy | Conventional | By The Numbers

On Monday, April 20, 2020, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil front-month futures traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) were priced in negative dollars per barrel (b) for the first time since trading began in 1983. At about 2:30 p.m. ET, WTI traded as low as -$40.32/b; prices remained below zero for part of the following trading day.

US dumps coal much quicker than it thought
US dumps coal much quicker than it thought

AJOT | April 27, 2020 | Energy | Conventional | By The Numbers

The decline in coal use for energy in the United States has been much quicker than what the country has anticipated for several years, with its use for electricity generation always landing lower than projections, a Rystad Energy analysis reveals.

U.S. Airline Cargo Data (Preliminary), February 2020
U.S. Airline Cargo Data (Preliminary), February 2020

AJOT | April 27, 2020 | Air Cargo | Freighters | By The Numbers

U.S. airlines carried 0.4% less cargo by weight in February 2020 than in February 2019, data filed by 15 of the leading cargo airlines. The 15 airlines carry more than 95% of the total cargo by weight on U.S. airlines. Cargo data consists of freight and mail carried within the U.S. and between the U.S. and foreign points.

Drewry Port Throughput Indices
Drewry Port Throughput Indices

AJOT | April 24, 2020 | Maritime | Liner Shipping | By The Numbers

The Drewry Container Port Throughput Indices are a series of volume growth/decline indices based on monthly throughput data for a sample of over 220 ports worldwide, representing over 75% of global volumes. The base point for the indices is January 2012 = 100.

Gasoline, the refiner’s favorite child, is the key fuel behind the global oil demand doom
Gasoline, the refiner’s favorite child, is the key fuel behind the global oil demand doom

AJOT | April 24, 2020 | Energy | Conventional | By The Numbers

As the global population puts the breaks on ground transportation thanks to lockdowns, road fuels – which make up about half of the world’s oil demand – has become the segment most impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 mitigation efforts result in the lowest U.S. petroleum consumption in decades
COVID-19 mitigation efforts result in the lowest U.S. petroleum consumption in decades

AJOT | April 23, 2020 | Energy | Conventional | By The Numbers

U.S. consumption of petroleum products has fallen to its lowest level in decades because of measures that limit travel and because of the general economic slowdown induced by mitigation efforts for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

East/West head haul capacity down 17% YoY in May, reveals eeSea data
East/West head haul capacity down 17% YoY in May, reveals eeSea data

AJOT | April 23, 2020 | Maritime | Liner Shipping | By The Numbers

New analysis conducted by maritime intelligence company eeSea has revealed the extent of the impact of COVID-19 on global container shipping capacity.

US fracking set for the biggest monthly decline in history as oil prices collapse
US fracking set for the biggest monthly decline in history as oil prices collapse

AJOT | April 23, 2020 | Energy | Conventional | By The Numbers

The Covid-19 pandemic has ravaged global oil demand and, coupled with the extremely low price levels brought on by the wide supply surplus, is likely to cause the largest monthly drop in fracking activity ever recorded in the US, a Rystad Energy analysis shows.

Global OCTG demand to decline by 15% in 2020 and prices set to fall; US to take the biggest hit
Global OCTG demand to decline by 15% in 2020 and prices set to fall; US to take the biggest hit

AJOT | April 22, 2020 | Energy | Conventional | By The Numbers

The energy metals sector is bracing for a major backlash, as the Covid-19 pandemic and low oil prices are taking a heavy toll on global demand for OCTG (oil country tubular goods).

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 1.2% in March
ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 1.2% in March

AJOT | April 22, 2020 | Intermodal | Trucking | By The Numbers

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.2% in March after increasing 1.8% in February. In March, the index equaled 120.4 (2015=100) compared with 119 in February.

US DOT:  February 2020 North American Transborder Freight Numbers

AJOT | April 22, 2020 | Intermodal | Trucking | By The Numbers

Transborder freight between the U.S. and other North American countries (Canada and Mexico) in February 2020

China’s Precious Metals Retail Trade Revenue Slump by 47%

AJOT | April 21, 2020 | International Trade | Commodity | By The Numbers

Data gathered by Learnbonds.com indicates that revenue from the Chinese retail trade of precious metals has dropped by 47%. The slump in revenue from the trade of gold, silver, and jewelry mainly occurred between January and March this year.

ReCAAP Reports 1 act of piracy and 3 acts of armed robbery against ships in Asia

AJOT | April 21, 2020 | Maritime | By The Numbers

During 14-20 April 2020, four incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia were reported to the ReCAAP ISC.

Seismic oil industry revenues to nearly evaporate in 2020
Seismic oil industry revenues to nearly evaporate in 2020

AJOT | April 21, 2020 | Energy | Conventional | By The Numbers

The Covid-19 pandemic and the current low-oil-price environment have pushed global exploration and production operators to cut costs, scrapping all but the most vital of their investment plans.

Canada, Iraq and Venezuela lead the 2 million BPD wave
Canada, Iraq and Venezuela lead the 2 million BPD wave

AJOT | April 21, 2020 | Energy | Conventional | By The Numbers

After three consecutive months of Covid-19 demand destruction and gravity-defying oil prices, operators are finally being forced to shut-in considerable production volumes. Globally, at least 1.9 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil production have been booted offline in April according to Rystad Energy estimates. In May, this will likely grow to at least 2 million bpd.

Two of Rystad Energy’s analysts adding comments on the WTI collapse:
Two of Rystad Energy’s analysts adding comments on the WTI collapse:

AJOT | April 20, 2020 | Energy | Conventional | By The Numbers

The intraday WTI destruction today is certainly epic in scale, which is largely a case of jitters ahead of the WTI May 2020 futures contract expiring tomorrow and storage fears finally materializing. But if you have been watching the physical spot prices in the North Sea, currently trading in the $15-18 range, this drop in WTI May 2020 futures isn’t as shocking.

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