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.
Earlier in the year, available 40-foot containers were mostly in the triple-digits, although the past nine weeks have seen only one week with container availability above 100. The number of available 40-foot containers has declined in the last three weeks.
The report projectes available container capacity at the key inland location will rebound, predicting 70 and 87 FEUs available, respectively, in the next two weeks.
Carrier data used in the report indicates that 72 20-foot containers will be available this week in Denver, the largest number of 20-foot containers available in 15 weeks.
“Among the reported inland locations, Chicago, Dallas, Memphis and Cincinnati are expected to have the most containers available over the next three weeks,” the USDA said in its release. The full report of all locations can be found at www.ams.usda.gov/oscar.