Volumes

U.S. rail volumes through July 13, 2013. Source: Association of American Railroads
Association of American Railroads | Jul 18, 2013 3:54PM EDT
U.S. intermodal volume increased 1 percent year-over-year for the second straight week in the week ending July 13, according to the Association of American Railroads.
Far East Asia — Exports to North America. Source: Container Trades Statistics
Trans-Pacific | Jul 18, 2013 10:59AM EDT
Containerized exports from Far East Asia to all reported regions saw year-over-year growth in May 2013, according to data from Container Trades Statistics Ltd. Exports to Australasia/Oceania, the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa all experienced double-digit growth. “Global trades have continued to grow in May raising hopes that a sustainable containerized volume recovery could finally drag the industry out of the current downturn,” CTS said in a recent release.
Genesee & Wyoming traffic. Source: Genesee & Wyoming Inc
Genesee & Wyoming | Jul 12, 2013 5:19PM EDT
Genesee & Wyoming, a major owner of short line and regional railroads in North America with significant operations in Australia as well, continued to experience year-over-year growth in June, although at a diminished rate compared to previous months. Its 2013 numbers, when compared to 2012, show extremely large increases because of its acquisition of RailAmerica. However, June 2013’s volume still stands higher than the combined total of G&W and RailAmerica’s separate numbers for June 2012.
North American rail volumes through July 6, 2013. Source: Association of American Railroads
Association of American Railroads | Jul 11, 2013 3:17PM EDT
North American intermodal volume increased 1.8 percent year-over-year in the week ending July 6, after breaking the recent upward trend and falling 1.4 percent last week, according to the Association of American Railroads. Prior to last week, North American intermodal volume had been up for 12 weeks straight.
Sub Saharan Africa - Exports to South and Central America. Source: Container Trades Statistics
North America-Africa | Jul 11, 2013 3:10PM EDT
Containerized exports from sub-Saharan Africa to Latin America jumped 16.7 percent in April. Exports to the other regional trades fell or remained flat year-over-year, with the largest drop being in containers exported to North America, according to data from Container Trades Statistics, Ltd.
Ocean Shipping Container Availability Report, July 10. Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Intermodal Shipping | Jul 11, 2013 3:04PM EDT
The number of 40-foot containers available for export in Chicago in the week of July 10 was below zero for the fifth consecutive week, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's weekly Ocean Shipping Container Availability Report. Carrier data used in the report indicates 1,073 40-foot containers will be needed this week but are not available at this location, the largest deficit since the USDA began reporting container availability exactly one year ago.
Container Ships Passing through the Panama Canal. Source: Panama Canal
Panama Canal News | Jul 10, 2013 2:52PM EDT
The number of container ships passing through the Panama Canal fell further in June, down 9.5 percent year-over-year. This followed two previous months of accelerating declines, and is the fifth consecutive month showing year-over-year decreases in total.
Hactl Air Cargo Volume. Source: Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd
Air cargo imports handled by Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. declined sharply year-over-year in June, falling to 49.4 million kilograms from 58 million in June 2012. Overall air cargo volume fell 3.2 percent as a result, to 169.4 million kilograms.
Trans-Atlantic | Jul 9, 2013 11:29AM EDT
Containerized export volumes from South and Central America rebounded from a disappointing March to an encouraging April that saw increases in exports in almost all lanes, with the exception of a drop to sub-Saharan Africa, according to data from Container Trades Statistics, Ltd.
North American rail volumes through June 29, 2013. Source: Association of American Railroads
Association of American Railroads | Jul 8, 2013 9:48AM EDT
North American intermodal volume fell 1.4 percent year-over-year in the week ending June 29, according to the Association of American Railroads.
Ocean Shipping Container Availability Report, July 3. Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Intermodal Shipping | Jul 3, 2013 1:11PM EDT
The number of 20-foot containers available for export in Kansas City in the week of July 3 totaled 216 containers, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's weekly Ocean Shipping Container Availability Report, continuing a two-week trend of more than 200-TEU availability.
Top China Ports Year-to-Date Growth Rate - January-May 2013. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange
Asian Ports | Jul 3, 2013 11:56AM EDT
China's top 10 port rankings for 2012 have started to shift in the first five months of 2013. Through May, many of the ports, outside of the top 3, have switched positions.
North American exports to Far East Asia. Source: Container Trades Statistics
Trans-Pacific | Jul 3, 2013 10:00AM EDT
Containerized exports from North America to Far East Asia were down roughly 7 percent in April 2013, according to data from Container Trades Statistics Ltd. This was the second consecutive year-over-year decline and the third in the first four months of 2013 in this lane.
Mexican rail volumes through June 22, 2013. Source: Association of American Railroads
Association of American Railroads | Jun 27, 2013 3:54PM EDT
Mexican intermodal volume declined year-over-year for a second week in the week ending June 22, according to the Association of American Railroads. North American intermodal volume overall continued to climb.
Containerized exports from the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East to South and Central America. Source: Container Trades Statistics
Asia-South America | Jun 26, 2013 7:53PM EDT
Containerized exports from the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East to South and Central America declined in April 2013, the first negative year-over-year change since October 2012, according to data from Container Trades Statistics. In four of the past six months, volume in this lane rose by more than 10 percent from the year before.
Container Ships passing through the Suez Canal. Source: Suez Canal Authority
International Freight Shipping | Jun 25, 2013 11:17PM EDT
The number of container ships passing through the Suez Canal fell further in the first quarter of 2013, down to the lowest throughput volume in more than three years. The canal has seen year-over-year declines since the third quarter of 2011. However, the pace of the decline has decelerated for the past three quarters.
DAT North American Freight Index. Source: DAT
Truckload Freight | Jun 24, 2013 12:12PM EDT
The DAT North American Freight Index dropped to 1571 in May 2013, down 13.3 percent year-over-year, compared with an all-time high in May 2012, according to the latest release from DAT. This is the fourth straight month of declines.
Europe: Containerized exports to sub-Saharan Africa through April 2013. Source: Container Trades Statistics
Trans-Atlantic | Jun 24, 2013 9:24AM EDT
Containerized export volume from Europe to the main regions of the world showed year-over-year increases in all trade lanes in April 2013, according to data from Container Trades Statistics, Ltd. The highest increase was seen in the Europe to sub-Saharan Africa lane, which jumped by more than a quarter.

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