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SPOT RATES FOR TRUCKING INCREASE IN THE UNITED STATES

Sep 16, 2013

The spot market for trucking in the United States saw an increase in rates during September’s first week, based on data from DAT.  The largest increases were for refrigerated trucking … read more

U.S. CONTAINERIZED IMPORTS SEE THREE MONTH GROWTH STREAK

Sep 13, 2013

Containerized imports to the United States increased 1.5% year-over-year this past June.  It was the third straight month of growth. -Source: http://www.joc.com/international-trade-news/trade-data/united-states-trade-data/us-containerized-imports-increase-third-month_20130904.html

CHINESE EXPORTS TO THE UNITED STATES GROWING CONSIDERABLY

Sep 12, 2013

China’s exports to the United States increased by 6.1% year-over-year in August, exceeding estimates.  Growth was also strong in July – 5.3% year-over-year.  Overall Chinese exports growth has been driven … read more

SPIKE EXPECTED IN RETAIL IMPORTS THIS MONTH AS HOLIDAY SEASON APPROACHES

Sep 10, 2013

A 5.1% month-over-month increase in container retail import volume to key U.S. ports is expected this month in advance of the holiday season, based on data from Global Port Tracker.  Additionally, … read more

SUSTAINED INCREASE REPORTED IN U.S. IMPORTS OF CONTAINERIZED FURNITURE

Sep 10, 2013

Increases in U.S. imports of containerized furniture are reported to have been sustained through the 2nd quarter, according to the Journal of Commerce.  Imports of these commodities increased by 1% … read more

MIDDLE EASTERN, EUROPEAN AND LATIN AMERICAN CARRIERS DRIVE GLOBAL AIRFREIGHT VOLUME GROWTH

Sep 10, 2013

Global airfreight volume increased by 1.2% year-over-year in July, according to data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) – a level which exceeds the 0.9% year-over-year growth seen in … read more

Update on Situation in Bangladesh

Jun 07, 2013

June 7, 2013 Operational problems continue at Port Chittagong – Bangladesh’s main port – in the wake of Cyclone Mahasen.  It is reported that feeder service is experiencing delays of … read more

Airfreight Volumes Drop Globally in March while Mid East and Africa Continue to Grow

May 02, 2013

May 2, 2013 Worldwide airfreight volumes dropped in March as indicated by International Air Transport Association (IATA) data, which shows a 2.3% month-over-month drop in Freight Tonne Kilometers (FTKs).  The … read more

Hong Kong Port Strike Update

Apr 30, 2013

April 30, 2013 As the Hong Kong port strike passes the one month mark, a key port investor has recruited personnel to replace those who are on strike – though … read more