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DispatchTrack’s latest report signals trouble for the last mile again this holiday season

AJOT | August 17, 2022 | By The Numbers

The 2022 Last Mile Holiday Perspective uncovers worry over sky-high fuel costs, surging inflation, inventory shortages, and missing delivery windows despite reports of oversupply

Air cargo tonnages and rates are both stabilizing
Air cargo tonnages and rates are both stabilizing

AJOT | August 12, 2022 | Air Cargo | Freighters | By The Numbers

Global air cargo flown tonnages continue to remain stable in the last two weeks compared to the preceding two weeks, while the previously reported softening trend of the worldwide average rates seems to have halted last week, the latest figures from WorldACD Market Data show.

WorldACD: Tonnages stabilize but rates continue to soften
WorldACD: Tonnages stabilize but rates continue to soften

AJOT | August 05, 2022 | Air Cargo | Freighters | By The Numbers

Global air cargo flown tonnages have stabilized in the last two weeks of July after dropping significantly in the first half of the month, although worldwide average rates continue to soften, the latest figures from WorldACD Market Data reveal.

XPO Logistics releases Q2 2022 results

AJOT | August 05, 2022 | Logistics | By The Numbers

Improves North American LTL operating ratio to 82.5%, and improves adjusted operating ratio by 70 basis points year-over-year to 80.4%

Drewry:  July Port Throughput Indices
Drewry:  July Port Throughput Indices

AJOT | July 29, 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.

Port of Oakland June volume down 1.5 percent from prior year
Port of Oakland June volume down 1.5 percent from prior year

AJOT | July 29, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | By The Numbers

The Port of Oakland’s total loaded container volume in June was down 1.5% compared to June 2021. The Port handled 163,757 loaded TEUs (twenty-foot containers) last month compared to 166,252 in June 2021. The total volume, including empties, was down 2.9%.

U.S. grain, coke exports drive Great Lakes-Seaway shipping activity in June
U.S. grain, coke exports drive Great Lakes-Seaway shipping activity in June

AJOT | July 20, 2022 | Maritime | Bulk | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway | By The Numbers

U.S. grain and coke exports boosted overall shipping volumes through the St. Lawrence Seaway in June.

Rail Traffic for the Week Ending July 16, 2022

AJOT | July 20, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail | By The Numbers

For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 498,899 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.8 percent compared with the same week last year.

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index Fell in May Due Mostly to Diesel Price Gains

AJOT | July 20, 2022 | Intermodal | Road | By The Numbers

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for May fell back into negative territory with a -0.3 reading from 3.21 in April.

EIA: U.S. natural gas supply and demand balance shifts amid outage at Freeport LNG
EIA: U.S. natural gas supply and demand balance shifts amid outage at Freeport LNG

AJOT | July 19, 2022 | Energy | Conventional | By The Numbers

A fire at Freeport LNG’s natural gas liquefaction plant led to the full shutdown of the facility on June 8. The shutdown reduced U.S. export capacity by an estimated 2.0 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), and as a result, the U.S. benchmark Henry Hub natural gas spot price fell by $1.27 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) to $8.16/MMBtu on June 9.

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 2.7% in June
ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 2.7% in June

AJOT | July 19, 2022 | Intermodal | Road | By The Numbers

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.7% in June after rising 0.3% in May. In June, the index equaled 120.1 (2015=100) versus 116.9 in May.

Oversupply of containers leading to second-hand container market price correction; Container xChange analysis
Oversupply of containers leading to second-hand container market price correction; Container xChange analysis

AJOT | July 19, 2022 | Maritime | Liner Shipping | By The Numbers

The oversupply of containers is contributing to second-hand container market prices plummeting, Container xChange shared in a recent analysis.

Quicargo: Truck drivers are 237% more prone to experience a work-life imbalance
Quicargo: Truck drivers are 237% more prone to experience a work-life imbalance

AJOT | July 19, 2022 | Intermodal | Road | By The Numbers

Predictions about the future of the logistics industry often discuss the consequences of automation. Although this process will definitely impact the way this industry operates, other challenges, like mental and physical stress, should equally be addressed.

FTR Reports Preliminary Trailer Orders Continued to Backtrack in June

AJOT Administrator | July 18, 2022 | Intermodal | Road | By The Numbers

FTR reports preliminary trailer orders fell back in June to 14,400 units. Orders were down 23% m/m but up 20% y/y. Trailer orders for the past twelve months have totaled 265,000 units.

US gas output to top 100 Bcfd by end-2022, a record high, with more growth expected next year
US gas output to top 100 Bcfd by end-2022, a record high, with more growth expected next year

AJOT Administrator | July 18, 2022 | Energy | Conventional | By The Numbers

US natural gas production is forecast to hit an all-time high in the coming months, racing past 100 billion cubic feet per day (Bcfd), helping feed global demand as the world faces a severe supply shortage.

July Cowen/AFS Freight Index: High fuel surcharges, seasonal factors to prop up transportation costs in Q3

AJOT | July 18, 2022 | Logistics | By The Numbers

As demand softens and shippers take action to mitigate exposure to high costs, index predicts moderate-to-declining quarter-over-quarter growth rates across modes, though year-over-year trends indicate sustained strength

Second-quarter U.S. gasoline consumption has been less than during 2021
Second-quarter U.S. gasoline consumption has been less than during 2021

AJOT | July 18, 2022 | Energy | Conventional | By The Numbers

Based on weekly estimates in our Weekly Petroleum Status Report (WPSR), less gasoline has been consumed in the United States during the second quarter of 2022 and early July than during the same period in 2021.

Cathay Pacific releases traffic figures for June 2022
Cathay Pacific releases traffic figures for June 2022

AJOT | July 15, 2022 | Air Cargo | Airlines | By The Numbers

Cathay Pacific today released its traffic figures for June 2022. The airline’s traffic figures continued to reflect the positive impact of further adjustments to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government’s travel restrictions and quarantine requirements, notably the circuit-breaker mechanism, effective from 1 June.

WorldACD: Air cargo trends for the past 5 weeks (wk 27)
WorldACD: Air cargo trends for the past 5 weeks (wk 27)

AJOT | July 15, 2022 | Air Cargo | Freighters | By The Numbers

WorldACD's latest views on air cargo market developments, covering each of the last 5 weeks up till Sunday July 10.

Xeneta real-time rates update: week 28

AJOT | July 15, 2022 | Maritime | Liner Shipping | By The Numbers

Spot rate developments show fluctuating fortunes for ocean and air freight out of Far East

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