Westbound U.S. intermodal rates slipped again in the week of August 5, pulling down the overall national index, according to data on all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door spot pricing quoted by railroads and provided by the 3PL IDS. The composite index edged down 0.3 percent or $5 to $2,018.
Intermodal Shipping | Aug 7, 2013 11:26AM EDT
Trans-Atlantic | Aug 6, 2013 11:10AM EDT
The volume of containerized exports from South and Central America to North America in May climbed to its highest level since October 2011, according to data from Container Trades Statistics, Ltd. Latin American exports saw increases in almost all trade lanes, with the exception of a large decline to sub-Saharan Africa.
International Freight Shipping | Aug 5, 2013 12:55PM EDT
The number of container ships passing through the Suez Canal experienced a drop of roughly 4 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2013, the smallest decline in six quarters. The canal has seen year-over-year decreases for the past seven quarters, but the pace of the decline has slowed for the past four quarters. The Suez also saw its first quarter-to-quarter increase since third quarter 2012.
Asia-Europe | Aug 2, 2013 11:01AM EDT
Spot container rates from Asia to Europe measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index jumped in the week ending Aug. 2, following a proposed general rate increases set for Aug. 1.
Association of American Railroads | Aug 1, 2013 3:08PM EDT
U.S. intermodal volume for the week ending July 27 grew year-over-year for the fourth consecutive week, totaling 256,379 trailers and containers, according to the Association of American Railroads. The last streak of growth in this lane lasted 12 weeks, prior to a decline in the week of June 29.
Asia-Europe | Aug 1, 2013 12:28PM EDT
Trans-Pacific eastbound rates from Rotterdam to Shanghai rose for a second consecutive week in the week of Aug. 1, according to the latest release of the World Container Index. Westbound rates from Los Angeles to Shanghai saw little movement in July.
Trans-Atlantic | Aug 1, 2013 12:18PM EDT
Trans-Atlantic rates between New York and Rotterdam declined in both directions during July 2013. The eastbound rate from New York to Rotterdam lost much more than the $44 it had previously gained from the July 1 GRI of between $150 and $200 per 40-foot container by Maersk Line and Hapag-Lloyd.
Trans-Pacific | Aug 1, 2013 10:21AM EDT
Containerized exports from North America to all reported regions, with the exception of Far East Asia, were up in May 2013, according to data from Container Trades Statistics Ltd. This is the second straight month of year-over-year increases to all other regions, and the third straight month of declines of exports in Asia.
Intermodal Shipping | Aug 1, 2013 9:09AM EDT
There were 45 40-foot containers available to handle U.S. exports in Denver in the week of July 31, the lowest number of FEUs available since the U.S. Department of Agriculture began collecting this data on July 11, 2012, according to the USDA's weekly Ocean Shipping Container Availability Report.
Trucking Logistics | Jul 30, 2013 4:23PM EDT
The Journal of Commerce Truckload Capacity Index rose 1.6 points to a reading of 81.3 in the second quarter, its highest reading in a year, as freight demand increased.
Intermodal Shipping | Jul 30, 2013 4:13PM EDT
The overall index of U.S. intermodal rates slipped in the week of July 29, mostly due to a drop in the East-West directional index, according to data on all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door spot pricing quoted by railroads and provided by the 3PL IDS. The index edged down 0.3 percent or $7 to $2,023.
Asia-Europe | Jul 29, 2013 3:42PM EDT
Exports from the Indian Subcontinent to Europe are moving closer in number to the amount of containers exported to current top trade partner Far East Asia, as the region continues to slip, according to data from Container Trades Statistics. Exports to all other reported regions were up this month.
Intermodal Shipping | Jul 26, 2013 4:02PM EDT
For the first time since mid-April, there were no 20-foot containers available for export in Kansas City in the week of July 24. Carrier data used in the report indicates one 20-foot container will be needed this week but there is none available at this location, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's weekly Ocean Shipping Container Availability Report.
Asia-Europe | Jul 26, 2013 11:50AM EDT
Spot container rates from Asia to northern European ports measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index jumped roughly 10 percent in the week ending July 26.
Association of American Railroads | Jul 26, 2013 10:51AM EDT
North American intermodal volume for the week ending July 20 grew year-over-year for the third consecutive week, totaling 320,488 trailers and containers, the highest weekly volume since Sept. 29, 2012, according to the Association of American Railroads.
Intermodal Shipping | Jul 23, 2013 4:49PM EDT
The overall index of U.S. intermodal rates for the week of July 22 rose $11 from the week before, due to increases in all directional indices except for eastbound lanes, according to data on all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door spot pricing quoted by railroads and provided by the 3PL IDS. The index edged up 0.6 percent to $2,030.
Trans-Pacific | Jul 23, 2013 12:52PM EDT
Containerized export volume from Australasia/Oceania to most reported regions experienced significant declines in May 2013, according to data from Container Trades Statistics Ltd. Exports to Far East Asia, however, jumped 10.6 percent.