Transportation data

East-West spot rates, week of August 5, 2013. Source: IDS Transportation Services, LLC
Intermodal Shipping | Aug 7, 2013 11:26AM EDT
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.
South and Central American exports to North America. Source: Container Trades Statistics
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.
Container ships passing through the Suez Canal. Source; Suez Canal Authority
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.
Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, North Europe, week ending August 2, 2013. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange
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.
U.S. rail volumes through July 27, 2013. Source: Association of American Railroads
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.
World Container Index Rates to Shanghai. Source: World Container Index
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.
World Container Index Rates Between New York and Rotterdam. Source: World Container Index
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.
North American exports to Indian Subcontinent and Middle East. Source: Container Trades Statistics
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.
Ocean Shipping Container Availability Report, July 31. Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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.
JOC Truckload Capacity Index. Source: JOC analyses, company reports
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.
East-West spot rates, week of July 29, 2013. Source: IDS Transportation Services, LLC
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.
Containerized exports from the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East to Far East Asia. Source: Container Trades Statistics
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.
Ocean Shipping Container Availability Report, July 24. Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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.
Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, North Europe, week of July 26, 2013. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange
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.
North American rail volumes through July 20, 2013. Source: Association of American Railroads
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.
U.S. overall spot rates, week of July 22, 2013. Source: IDS Transportation Services, LLC
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.
Australasia and Oceania - Exports to North America. Source: Container Trades Statistics
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.
Europe: Containerized exports to sub-Saharan Africa through May 2013. Source: Container Trades Statistics
Trans-Atlantic | Jul 23, 2013 10:21AM EDT
Containerized exports from Europe increased in May year-over-year, according to data from Container Trades Statistics. All regions except the Europe-North America trade lane saw increases for a second month.

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