By the Numbers

North American freight volumes now negative for seventh month in a row
North American freight volumes now negative for seventh month in a row

AJOT | July 16, 2019 | International Trade | By The Numbers

The Cass Freight Index accurately measures trends in North American shipping activity based on $28 billion in paid freight expenses for the Cass customer base of hundreds of large shippers. The Cass Freight Index is widely considered a valuable economic indicator.

EIA expects U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions to fall in 2019
EIA expects U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions to fall in 2019

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

After a 2.7% increase in U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2018, EIA’s July Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasts a 2.2% decrease in CO2 emissions for 2019.

Growth in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta shale and tight gas production leads to LNG exports
Growth in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta shale and tight gas production leads to LNG exports

AJOT | July 12, 2019 | Energy | By The Numbers

Argentina’s domestic natural gas production has been rising steadily in the past three years, largely because of increasing production from the Neuquén Basin’s Vaca Muerta shale and tight gas play.

May cargo volume continues to make gains at the Port of NY and NJ
May cargo volume continues to make gains at the Port of NY and NJ

AJOT | July 08, 2019 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | By The Numbers

The pattern of monthly record-setting volume continued in May at the Port of New York and New Jersey.

U.S. crude oil production surpassed 12 million barrels per day in April
U.S. crude oil production surpassed 12 million barrels per day in April

AJOT | July 08, 2019 | Energy | By The Numbers

U.S. crude oil production and lease condensate reached another milestone in April 2019, totaling 12.2 million barrels per day (b/d), according to EIA’s latest Petroleum Supply Monthly.

Dreary: No substitute

AJOT | July 08, 2019 | Maritime | Liner Shipping | By The Numbers

Europe’s different manufacturing base means that it is not a perfect alternative to China for US consumers.

Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders

AJOT | July 03, 2019 | International Trade | By The Numbers

New orders for manufactured goods in May decreased $3.6 billion or 0.7 percent to $493.6 billion.

BEA: U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services,  May 2019

AJOT | July 03, 2019 | International Trade | By The Numbers

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced today that the goods and services deficit was $55.5 billion in May, up $4.3 billion from $51.2 billion in April, revised. May exports were $210.6 billion, $4.2 billion more than April exports. May imports were $266.2 billion, $8.5 billion more than April imports.

Container market disruption seems likely as uncertainty mounts

AJOT | July 03, 2019 | Maritime | Liner Shipping | By The Numbers

Today’s container market is confronting more than its fair share of headwinds.

Petroleum, natural gas, and coal continue to dominate U.S. energy consumption
Petroleum, natural gas, and coal continue to dominate U.S. energy consumption

AJOT | July 01, 2019 | Energy | By The Numbers

Despite the increase, the fossil fuel share of total U.S. energy consumption in 2018 increased only slightly from 2017 and was the second-lowest share since 1902.

DHL Global Trade Barometer reflects deteriorating global trade due to prevailing negative sentiment in private sector
DHL Global Trade Barometer reflects deteriorating global trade due to prevailing negative sentiment in private sector

AJOT | June 28, 2019 | Logistics | Integrators | By The Numbers

For the first time since its launch in January 2018, the DHL Global Trade Barometer indicates a slight contraction of worldwide trade for the next three months.

U.S. refinery capacity reaches record high at the start of 2019

AJOT | June 28, 2019 | Energy | By The Numbers

As of January 1, 2019, U.S. operable atmospheric crude oil distillation capacity was a record-high 18.8 million barrels per calendar day (b/cd), an increase of 1.1% since the beginning of 2018, according to EIA’s annual Refinery Capacity Report.

Vietnam’s Economy Expands 6.71% in Second Quarter on Exports

Bloomberg | June 27, 2019 | International Trade | By The Numbers

Vietnam’s economy grew at a faster pace in the second quarter than economists predicted, underpinned by foreign investment and export growth.

A Third Fed Factory Gauge Unexpectedly Weakens as Outlook Dims

Bloomberg | June 24, 2019 | International Trade | By The Numbers

A third Federal Reserve regional bank factory survey weakened in June, adding to signs of waning momentum in manufacturing amid heightened trade tension.

North American Transborder Freight Data, April 2019
North American Transborder Freight Data, April 2019

AJOT | June 24, 2019 | International Trade | By The Numbers

The release summarizes the value of freight transported in April by truck, rail and other modes between the U.S. and Canada and the U.S. and Mexico with the top states, ports and commodities.

FIS Air Freight Report June 20, 2019
FIS Air Freight Report June 20, 2019

AJOT | June 20, 2019 | Air Cargo | General | By The Numbers

A gloomy picture as the Trans-Pacific market continues to slide upon slack demand and an unrelenting trade war. An 11.5% drop on CNHK to US over the past 6 weeks, and more importantly a 2.4% drop from this time last year, reflecting an overall drop of approximately 3% from 2018.

More new natural gas combined-cycle power plants are using advanced designs
More new natural gas combined-cycle power plants are using advanced designs

AJOT | June 19, 2019 | By The Numbers

Lower natural gas prices in recent years have spurred the construction of new natural gas-fired power plants in the United States.

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 6.1% in May
ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 6.1% in May

AJOT | June 18, 2019 | Intermodal | Trucking | By The Numbers

Index 0.9% Higher than May 2018

NERC report highlights potential summer electricity issues for Texas and California
NERC report highlights potential summer electricity issues for Texas and California

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

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation's (NERC) recent 2019 Summer Reliability Assessment finds that enough resources are available to meet this summer's projected peak electricity demand in all areas of the country except the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).

Ratios fall but national rates hold steady
Ratios fall but national rates hold steady

AJOT | June 18, 2019 | Intermodal | Trucking | By The Numbers

Jun 10 - 16 - Trucks returned to the highways last week after the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz put a squeeze on capacity in the previous week. That pushed load-to-truck ratios lower for each trailer type, and many lanes that saw major rate increases during Roadcheck had declines last week. Still, national average rates for vans and reefers remain the highest they’ve been since January.

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