First Half in Review 2014

First Half in Review 2014

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.
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.
Yantian international container terminal. Photo: lzf / Shutterstock.com
10 Aug 2014
Asia’s ports reported strengthening of container throughput in the first half as the economic recovery of the U.S. and Europe drove up consumer spending and new export orders flooded into Chinese factories.
Fewer containers were available on average in Minneapolis in the first half of 2014 than in the same period of 2013
07 Aug 2014
Inland 40-foot container capacity was at a premium in the United States in the first half of 2014, although space is becoming more available as the second half advances.
The fastest-growing U.S. port in terms of containerized imports in the first half of 2014 was the Port of Savannah.
05 Aug 2014
Marginal changes in container imports market share show U.S. East Coast ports slowly took business away from their West Coast competition in the first half of 2014.
U.S. industrial real estate rents rose as vacancies fell in the first half of 2014.
04 Aug 2014
One of the nation’s top real estate firms says the United States’ industrial real estate market continued major growth in the second quarter, but noted this growth is more responsible and less speculative than the pre-recession boom.
First Half in Review
01 Aug 2014
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.
Port of New York and New Jersey
31 Jul 2014
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said port terminals handled record container lifts during the first half of 2014 despite winter storms that produced severe congestion during the year’s first weeks.