West Coast container ports experienced a decline in year-over-year traffic in the second quarter of 2013. Overall throughput to major West Coast ports in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada fell 2.3 percent from 6,114,834 20-foot-equivalent containers in second quarter 2012 to 5,975,881 TEUs in second quarter 2013. Market shares of major Pacific Northwest and Mexican ports were down on the North American West Coast this quarter compared to the year prior. However, ports in Canada and California saw their shares climb in this market.
Port Metro Vancouver | Aug 18, 2013 8:47PM EDT
Association of American Railroads | Aug 16, 2013 5:00PM EDT
U.S. intermodal volume for the week ending Aug. 10 saw a 6.1 percent increase year-over-year , according to the Association of American Railroads. In two weeks, the growth has accelerated by almost 4 percentage points from 2.4 percent growth in the week of July 27.
Trans-Pacific | Aug 15, 2013 9:37AM EDT
Containerized exports from Far East Asia to all reported regions, with the exception of South and Central America, experienced growth in June 2013, according to data from Container Trades Statistics Ltd. Exports to the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East as well as Sub-Saharan Africa experienced double-digit growth. Latin America saw the only dip in Far East Asian export volume, although it was a small decline. “Global trades have continued to display promising signs in June, indicating that ocean carriers are starting to capitalize on a rise in demand for containerized cargo,” CTS said in a recent release.
Genesee & Wyoming | Aug 13, 2013 2:11PM EDT
Genesee & Wyoming, a major owner of short line and regional railroads in North America with significant operations in Australia as well, saw more positive results in July, with its traffic increasing month-to-month, year-over-year, and pro forma from volume before the Rail America acquisition. Its 2013 numbers, when compared to 2012, show extremely large increases because of its acquisition of RailAmerica. However, July 2013’s volume still was higher than the combined total of G&W and RailAmerica’s separate numbers for July 2012 by 8.8 percent.
Association of American Railroads | Aug 9, 2013 8:11AM EDT
U.S. intermodal volume for the week ending Aug. 3 grew roughly 5 percent year-over-year, its fifth consecutive week of increases, totaling 255,024 trailers and containers...
North America-Africa | Aug 7, 2013 2:09PM EDT
Containerized exports from sub-Saharan Africa to North America and Europe in May experienced slight increases, up roughly 1 percent to each region. Exports to the other regional trades fell more than 10 percent year-over-year, with the largest drop being in containers exported to Australasia and Oceania, according to data from Container Trades Statistics.
Trans-Atlantic | Aug 6, 2013 11:10AM EDT
The volume of containerized exports from South and Central America to North America in May climbed to its highest level since October 2011, according to data from Container Trades Statistics, Ltd. Latin American exports saw increases in almost all trade lanes, with the exception of a large decline to sub-Saharan Africa.
International Freight Shipping | Aug 5, 2013 12:55PM EDT
The number of container ships passing through the Suez Canal experienced a drop of roughly 4 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2013, the smallest decline in six quarters. The canal has seen year-over-year decreases for the past seven quarters, but the pace of the decline has slowed for the past four quarters. The Suez also saw its first quarter-to-quarter increase since third quarter 2012.
Association of American Railroads | Aug 1, 2013 3:08PM EDT
U.S. intermodal volume for the week ending July 27 grew year-over-year for the fourth consecutive week, totaling 256,379 trailers and containers, according to the Association of American Railroads. The last streak of growth in this lane lasted 12 weeks, prior to a decline in the week of June 29.
Trans-Pacific | Aug 1, 2013 10:21AM EDT
Containerized exports from North America to all reported regions, with the exception of Far East Asia, were up in May 2013, according to data from Container Trades Statistics Ltd. This is the second straight month of year-over-year increases to all other regions, and the third straight month of declines of exports in Asia.
Intermodal Shipping | Aug 1, 2013 9:09AM EDT
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.
Trucking Logistics | Jul 30, 2013 4:23PM EDT
The Journal of Commerce Truckload Capacity Index rose 1.6 points to a reading of 81.3 in the second quarter, its highest reading in a year, as freight demand increased.
Asia-Europe | Jul 29, 2013 3:42PM EDT
Exports from the Indian Subcontinent to Europe are moving closer in number to the amount of containers exported to current top trade partner Far East Asia, as the region continues to slip, according to data from Container Trades Statistics. Exports to all other reported regions were up this month.
Intermodal Shipping | Jul 26, 2013 4:02PM EDT
For the first time since mid-April, there were no 20-foot containers available for export in Kansas City in the week of July 24. Carrier data used in the report indicates one 20-foot container will be needed this week but there is none available at this location, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's weekly Ocean Shipping Container Availability Report.
Association of American Railroads | Jul 26, 2013 10:51AM EDT
North American intermodal volume for the week ending July 20 grew year-over-year for the third consecutive week, totaling 320,488 trailers and containers, the highest weekly volume since Sept. 29, 2012, according to the Association of American Railroads.
Trans-Pacific | Jul 23, 2013 12:52PM EDT
Containerized export volume from Australasia/Oceania to most reported regions experienced significant declines in May 2013, according to data from Container Trades Statistics Ltd. Exports to Far East Asia, however, jumped 10.6 percent.
Trans-Atlantic | Jul 23, 2013 10:21AM EDT
Containerized exports from Europe increased in May year-over-year, according to data from Container Trades Statistics. All regions except the Europe-North America trade lane saw increases for a second month.