Economy Watch

Economy news, data, and analysis with a focus on how changing economic trends can impact the shipping and transportation industries. Our focus on world economy news looks at economic growth and challenges around the world from the United States and China to the United Kingdom and South Africa.

News & Analysis

19 Jan 2017
“India could probably be the only country to deliver nearly double-digit growth in container trade this year."
09 Jan 2017
Strong US retail restocking after an even better-than-expected holiday season will send a surge of container imports through ports in January.
09 Jan 2017
Port of Vancouver president and CEO Robin Silvester has called the government-led push “a threat."
07 Jan 2017
US containerized imports stayed on an upward trend in 2016 despite strong headwinds.
12 Dec 2016
The US toy trade continues to feel the force of demand powered by the Star Wars films.
02 Dec 2016
Maersk Line thinks Brazil’s shipping industry is in store for some Christmas cheer.
28 Nov 2016
Indices measuring trucking demand, pricing, and tonnage fell again in October, but decelerating declines are raising motor carriers’ hopes that the market has reached the bottom of the trough.
17 Nov 2016
Demand for US agricultural products in overseas markets is negating the impact of the strong dollar and less-than-robust growth in Asian economies.
17 Nov 2016
Higher spot-market truck rates and volumes are pushing up the DAT Freight Index at a point in the year when it traditionally would fall.
16 Nov 2016
Earnings at India’s leading transportation and logistics services providers took a hit in the second fiscal quarter, but there are signs of recovery.
12 Nov 2016
Was October's truckload spot market spike an atypical surge or sign of increased underlying demand?