Mexican intermodal volume declined year-over-year for a second week in the week ending June 22, according to the Association of American Railroads. North American intermodal volume overall continued to climb.
Association of American Railroads | Jun 27, 2013 3:54PM EDT
Asia-South America | Jun 26, 2013 7:53PM EDT
Containerized exports from the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East to South and Central America declined in April 2013, the first negative year-over-year change since October 2012, according to data from Container Trades Statistics. In four of the past six months, volume in this lane rose by more than 10 percent from the year before.
International Freight Shipping | Jun 25, 2013 11:17PM EDT
The number of container ships passing through the Suez Canal fell further in the first quarter of 2013, down to the lowest throughput volume in more than three years. The canal has seen year-over-year declines since the third quarter of 2011. However, the pace of the decline has decelerated for the past three quarters.
Intermodal Shipping | Jun 25, 2013 5:49PM EDT
Westbound U.S. intermodal rates jumped more than 2 percent this week, rebounding from last week’s 1 percent decline, according to data on all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door spot pricing quoted by railroads and provided by the 3PL IDS. The overall index was brought up 1 percent or $21 to $2,016 due to increases in three of the four directional indices in the week of June 24.
Truckload Freight | Jun 24, 2013 12:12PM EDT
The DAT North American Freight Index dropped to 1571 in May 2013, down 13.3 percent year-over-year, compared with an all-time high in May 2012, according to the latest release from DAT. This is the fourth straight month of declines.
Trans-Atlantic | Jun 24, 2013 9:24AM EDT
Containerized export volume from Europe to the main regions of the world showed year-over-year increases in all trade lanes in April 2013, according to data from Container Trades Statistics, Ltd. The highest increase was seen in the Europe to sub-Saharan Africa lane, which jumped by more than a quarter.
Asia-Europe | Jun 21, 2013 12:54PM EDT
Asia-Europe spot freight rates measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index fell further in the week ending June 21. However, Asia-Mediterranean rates only fell by $36, hanging on to 88 percent or $406 of the $462 originally achieved from the June 1 general rate increase.
Port of Montreal | Jun 21, 2013 10:37AM EDT
Ports in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. saw gains in their share of North American East Coast container traffic in the first quarter of 2013. Canadian ports also saw an increase, albeit slight, while the market share of ports in the U.S. Northeast declined, according to data from the individual ports.
Association of American Railroads | Jun 20, 2013 2:41PM EDT
North American carload and intermodal volume saw moderate year-over-year increases in the week ending June 15, according to the Association of American Railroads. North American intermodal volume hit its highest level since October 2012.
Trans-Pacific | Jun 20, 2013 1:19PM EDT
Containerized export volume from Australasia/Oceania to North America hit 17,900 20-foot-equivalent units in April 2013, the highest level since it exported 18,700 TEUs in July, according to data from Container Trades Statistics Ltd. This lane seen negative year-over-year numbers only twice in the past sixteen months.
Intermodal Shipping | Jun 18, 2013 5:10PM EDT
U.S. intermodal rates for east-to-west shipments fell this week, the only of the directional indices to see a decline, according to data on all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door spot pricing quoted by railroads and provided by the 3PL IDS. The top 12 and top 18 combined lanes, which include the big city lanes of Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Dallas, Atlanta and Seattle, saw mixed week-to-week changes. The top 18 saw a jump of $22 to $1,918.33, close to the $17 increase experienced by the overall index. However, the top 12 only increased by $1.25 to $2,072.92. The difference was in a $120 climb in the Chicago-Dallas lane, not included in the top 12, which elevated the top 18 and the overall index.
Trans-Pacific | Jun 14, 2013 1:00PM EDT
Containerized exports from Far East Asia to the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East reached 646,600 20-foot-equivalent units in April 2013, the most TEUs exported in this lane since May 2012, according to data from Container Trades Statistics. Exports increased marginally month-to-month and year-over-year.
Asia-Europe | Jun 14, 2013 12:52PM EDT
Asia-Mediterranean spot freight rates measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index gave back $20 in the week ending June 14, after gaining $462 from a June 1 general rate increase. UASC, CSCL and Maersk planned to increase rates by $500 to $750 per 20-foot container, while Cosco and MSC sought to put into effect peak-season surcharges of $300 and $700, respectively.
Association of American Railroads | Jun 13, 2013 2:33PM EDT
Canadian intermodal volume fell 3.3 percent year-over-year in the week ending June 8, following 10 weeks of increases, according to the Association of American Railroads. The two most recent previous weeks showed 20 and 30 percent jumps. Volume also inched down 0.4 percent from the week before to 53,745 trailers and containers.
Genesee & Wyoming | Jun 13, 2013 10:36AM EDT
Genesee & Wyoming, a major owner of short line and regional railroads in North America with significant operations in Australia as well, experienced a third straight month of growth in May 2013.
Panama Canal News | Jun 12, 2013 4:29PM EDT
The number of container ships passing through the Panama Canal continued to slide in May 2013, down 9 percent year-over-year. The pace of the decline has accelerated over the past two months.
Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (HACTL) | Jun 12, 2013 11:31AM EDT
Air cargo handled by Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. showed a slight year-over-year decrease in May 2013, resulting from a 1 percent drop in imports.
Intermodal Shipping | Jun 11, 2013 4:31PM EDT
U.S. intermodal rates going east-to-west and west-to-east saw slight increases this week, although a larger drop in the south-north index kept the overall U.S. index down 14 cents below where it stood last week, now at $1,978.61, according to data on all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door spot pricing quoted by railroads and provided by the 3PL IDS.