First Half in Review 2014

News & Analysis

19 Aug 2016
Hanjin and HMM’s U.S. imports and exports were down in the first half compared with the same period a year ago despite general growth in both.
19 Jul 2016
New online sales events such as Amazon's Prime Day increase demand for last-mile capacity.
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.