Peak Season Forecast

Steady increases in vessel capacity amid lackluster demand may dampen ocean carriers' ability to sustain higher rates during the coming peak season, and the expectations for the intermodal and trucking segments are likewise muted.

News & Analysis

23 Aug 2016
Terminal operators and chassis providers spar over cause of equipment shortages in Los Angeles and Long Beach.
20 Aug 2013
South Carolina Ports Authority reported its revenue in fiscal year 2013, ending June 30, 2013, was $140.49 million, up 7 percent year-over-year from $130.95 million.
16 Aug 2013
Major container lines have announced rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in August, September and October.
13 Aug 2013
Import volume at major U.S. retail container ports is expected to rise 1.7 percent month-over-month in August, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker...
13 Aug 2013
The Port of Virginia is experiencing an influx of rail cargo at Norfolk International Terminals and APM Terminals in Portsmouth as a result of peak season volume...
02 Aug 2013
Major container lines have announced rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in

Commentary

There will be a peak season, a little later than normal in the trans-Pacific, perhaps, and carriers could indeed reap the benefits of higher pricing.