Economy Watch

Maersk Line thinks Brazil’s shipping industry is in store for some Christmas cheer.

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.

Demand for US agricultural products in overseas markets is negating the impact of the strong dollar and less-than-robust growth in Asian economies.

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.

Earnings at India’s leading transportation and logistics services providers took a hit in the second fiscal quarter, but there are signs of recovery.

Was October's truckload spot market spike an atypical surge or sign of increased underlying demand?


US shippers may be concerned about trucking rate hikes in 2017 and 2018, but pricing power isn't likely to slip away from them soon.

Falling revenue per tractor and higher equipment and insurance costs will narrow Covenant Transport's third-quarter profits, and the truckload carrier won't be alone.

The impacts of Brexit on the world’s largest trading center for plants and flowers provides a window into how the decision to leave the EU will impact European trade and corporations.

The world’s factory will focus more on domestic consumption, and its citizens will increasingly sate their taste for foreign goods domestically.