First Half in Review 2014

First Half in Review 2014

Special Coverage

First Half in Review
The first half of 2014 saw the start of several stories that JOC.com will most likely be covering for the next year and perhaps beyond.

News & Analysis

22 Aug 2014
Containerized furniture imports into the United States saw growth in the first half of 2014, as a strong number of shipments in the second quarter offset weak volumes in the first quarter.
Shoes in a store
21 Aug 2014
Containerized footwear imports into the United States plummeted in the first half of 2014, although the industry is optimistic sales will pick up in the second half of the year.
The DAT national average dry van rate climbed 10.3 percent from $1.95 per mile in early May to $2.15 per mile in the week of July 5, though it has dropped since then.
19 Aug 2014
Supply chain disruptions caused by extreme winter weather set the stage for truck rate hikes that pushed transportation costs higher in the first half of 2014, and on through July.
U.S. waterborne containerized imports of auto parts were up 7.9 percent in the second quarter of 2014.
14 Aug 2014
Containerized auto parts imports into the United States continued to trend upwards in the first half of 2014, in a market that has seen growth of over 10 percent in the past two years.
Airplane taking off
13 Aug 2014
Air freight rates are steadily climbing as demand creeps upward, leaving airline heads optimistic about the second half of 2014.
Container ships in Suez Canal
11 Aug 2014
Within days of it being officially announced, work on a second channel of the Suez Canal has apparently already begun and, according to Egyptian authorities, will be completed within a year.