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Number of drilled but uncompleted U.S. wells continues to decline from record in 2020
Number of drilled but uncompleted U.S. wells continues to decline from record in 2020

AJOT | October 07, 2022 | Energy | Conventional | By The Numbers

The decline in DUCs in most major U.S. onshore oil- and natural gas-producing regions indicates that more wells are being completed and fewer new wells are being drilled.

The VCFI index records a 3.2% drop in the cost of Mediterranean freight in September
The VCFI index records a 3.2% drop in the cost of Mediterranean freight in September

AJOT | October 07, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | By The Numbers

Export freight rates from Valencia fell in one month in all the areas analysed, except for East Africa

WorldACD Air cargo trends for the past 5 weeks (wk 39)
WorldACD Air cargo trends for the past 5 weeks (wk 39)

AJOT | October 07, 2022 | Air Cargo | Freighters | By The Numbers

Air cargo rates stabilize but volumes remain weak

European Gas Prices Ease as Stockpiles and LNG Imports Climb

Bloomberg | October 07, 2022 | Energy | Conventional | By The Numbers

European natural gas prices declined amid growing stockpiles and imports of liquefied natural gas, while leaders from the region continue to seek ways to ease an unprecedented energy crisis.

More Rail Tank Cars Meet DOT-117 Safety Standards in 2021
More Rail Tank Cars Meet DOT-117 Safety Standards in 2021

AJOT | September 29, 2022 | Energy | Conventional | By The Numbers

In accordance with the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) released its Fleet Composition of Rail Tank Cars Carrying Class 3 Flammable Liquids: 2022 Report.

The slide begins, as long-term shipping rates fall for first time since January

AJOT | September 29, 2022 | Maritime | Liner Shipping | By The Numbers

The latest data from the Xeneta Shipping Index (XSI) reveals long-term contracted rates fell by 1.1% in September.

Rail Traffic for the Week Ending September 17, 2022

AJOT | September 21, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail | By The Numbers

For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 490,654 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.9 percent compared with the same week last year.

FTR Reports Preliminary Trailer Orders Fell in August to 16,400 Units

AJOT | September 21, 2022 | Intermodal | Trucking | By The Numbers

FTR reports preliminary trailer orders fell 3% m/m in August to a total of 16,400 units. August 2022 trailer order activity was +21% y/y with orders now totaling 286,000 units for the past twelve months.

North American Transborder Freight up 19.1% in July 2022 from July 2021
North American Transborder Freight up 19.1% in July 2022 from July 2021

AJOT | September 21, 2022 | Intermodal | Trucking | Rail | By The Numbers

Total transborder freight: $132.6 billion of transborder freight moved by all modes of transportation, up 19.1% compared to July 2021

Steel prices mixed, US OCTG rates to remain high - Rystad Energy

AJOT | September 21, 2022 | International Trade | Commodity | By The Numbers

Here is Rystad Energy’s weekly steel and OCTG note from Alistair Ramsay and Marina Bozkurt

Port Houston Sets New Container Record
Port Houston Sets New Container Record

AJOT | September 19, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | By The Numbers

Container volume continues to break records at Port Houston. Total container volume in August was 382,842 TEUs, which is 20% more than the same month last year and an increase of 47,476 TEUs over May 2022, previously the biggest month for containers at Port Houston.

Valenciaport records highs in import containers and falls in transit
Valenciaport records highs in import containers and falls in transit

AJOT | September 19, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | By The Numbers

In year-on-year terms, 890,291 full unloading containers have been moved through Valenciaport's docks, an increase of 12.88%

Strikes in Felixstowe and Liverpool a double whammy to UK’s overstressed Supply Chain
Strikes in Felixstowe and Liverpool a double whammy to UK’s overstressed Supply Chain

AJOT | September 19, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | By The Numbers

Ports of Le Havre, Antwerp and Bremerhaven exceed container availability levels beyond 0.90 as Europe’s ‘overstressed’ supply chain grapples with the congestion and piling up of empty containers

Charting the Global Economy: Inflation Winds Keep Blowing Strong

Bloomberg | September 17, 2022 | International Trade | By The Numbers

Inflation continues to rattle the global economy, forcing monetary authorities to strengthen efforts to extinguish it.

Port of Long Beach Has Second-Busiest August
Port of Long Beach Has Second-Busiest August

AJOT | September 16, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | By The Numbers

Progress made in moving cargo off the docks as consumer spending slows

Air cargo tonnages drop further
Air cargo tonnages drop further

AJOT | September 16, 2022 | Air Cargo | Freighters | By The Numbers

WorldACD's latest views on air cargo market developments, covering each of the last 5 weeks up to Sunday September 11.

Port of LA Cargo Volume Eases In August
Port of LA Cargo Volume Eases In August

AJOT | September 16, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | By The Numbers

Early Arrival of Holiday Goods, Economic Concerns Begin to Slow Record Pace

Tumbling spot rates close gap between main Asia to US West Coast trades

AJOT | September 16, 2022 | Maritime | Liner Shipping | By The Numbers

The latest ocean freight rates data from Xeneta shows that spot prices across the main trans-Pacific and US West Coast corridors have converged over the past two to three months, with dramatic declines since the all-time highs recorded earlier this year.

In the first half of 2022, 24% of U.S. electricity generation came from renewable sources
In the first half of 2022, 24% of U.S. electricity generation came from renewable sources

AJOT | September 09, 2022 | Energy | Alternative | By The Numbers

In the first six months of 2022, 24% of U.S. utility-scale electricity generation came from renewable sources, based on data from our Electric Power Monthly.

Drewry’s Latest Port Throughput Indices
Drewry’s Latest Port Throughput Indices

AJOT | September 09, 2022 | Maritime | Liner Shipping | By The Numbers

The Drewry Container Port Throughput Indices are a series of calendar adjusted volume growth/decline indices based on monthly throughput data for a sample of over 235 ports worldwide, representing over 75% of global volumes. The base point for the indices is January 2012 = 100.

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