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ATA Truck Tonnage Index fell 0.3% in October
ATA Truck Tonnage Index fell 0.3% in October

AJOT | November 20, 2019 | Intermodal News | Road | By The Numbers

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.3% in October after rising 1% in September. In October, the index equaled 118.1 (2015=100) compared with 118.5 in September.

September 2019 North American transborder freight numbers
September 2019 North American transborder freight numbers

AJOT | November 20, 2019 | Intermodal News | By The Numbers

Transborder freight between the U.S. and other North American countries (Canada and Mexico) in September 2019

FIS Air Freight Report November 18, 2019
FIS Air Freight Report November 18, 2019

AJOT | November 19, 2019 | Air Cargo News | General News | By The Numbers | FIS Market Data

Fundamental basket routes run out of steam as we reach the last half of November, with China to Europe going completely flat, and China to USA with a marginal gain of 1 cent over what has been a disappointing, if highly volatile Q4 peak. Beyond a sudden increase in volumes ex-Asia over the next two weeks, there is very little on the horizon to bolster an already weak year.

Petrobras set to become world’s largest oil producer
Petrobras set to become world’s largest oil producer

AJOT | November 19, 2019 | Energy News | By The Numbers

Brazil’s Petrobras is on track to become the world’s largest oil producer among publicly listed companies by 2030, based on Rystad Energy’s latest data and forecasts.

Freight volumes build ahead of Thanksgiving
Freight volumes build ahead of Thanksgiving

AJOT | November 19, 2019 | Intermodal News | Road | By The Numbers

Van and reefer load-to-truck ratios got a big boost last week, rising more than 20%. Vans are moving retail products in preparation for Black Friday and reefers are hauling fresh food ahead of Thanksgiving. Rates, however, have remained fairly stable. Van and reefer rates saw a slight increase, while flatbed rates declined. For more info, read the Rate Trend of the Week. The charts below show the national average rates for the month to date, including fuel surcharges.

Majors’ global selling spree could fetch $27 billion
Majors’ global selling spree could fetch $27 billion

AJOT | November 18, 2019 | Energy News | By The Numbers

Global giants of the oil and gas industry – the so-called supermajors – are looking to sell assets that could fetch a total $27.5 billion, according to Rystad Energy’s latest assessment.

A merger of Saipem and Subsea 7 would create a subsea giant
A merger of Saipem and Subsea 7 would create a subsea giant

AJOT | November 15, 2019 | Energy News | By The Numbers

Such a merger would create the fourth-largest oilfield service company, after Schlumberger, Halliburton and Baker Hughes.

FIS Air Freight Report November 11, 2019
FIS Air Freight Report November 11, 2019

AJOT | November 11, 2019 | Air Cargo News | By The Numbers | FIS Market Data

Market momentum runs out, as the rate of climb for aggregated trade lane prices drops off significantly. China to Europe is pushed up 1 cent, providing a marginal gain with the majority of November yet to come. In a sudden shift China to USA loses 2 cents in the middle of traditional peak season.

Coming up for air
Coming up for air

AJOT | November 11, 2019 | Maritime News | Liner Shipping | By The Numbers

The container spot freight market rebounds amid a growing number of idle ships and new bunker surcharges.

Second-best October for Long Beach cargo
Second-best October for Long Beach cargo

AJOT | November 11, 2019 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | By The Numbers

Although tariffs continued to impact cargo volumes, the Port of Long Beach last month had the second-busiest October in its 108-year history.

Drewry World Container Index Nov 7th
Drewry World Container Index Nov 7th

AJOT | November 07, 2019 | Maritime News | Liner Shipping | By The Numbers

The World Container Index assessed by Drewry, a composite of container freight rates on 8 major routes to/from the US, Europe and Asia is up by 3% to $1,447.82 per 40ft container (updated Thursday, 7 November 2019). Two-year spot freight rate trend for the World Container Index:

Rates improve as holiday freight starts to move
Rates improve as holiday freight starts to move

AJOT | November 05, 2019 | Intermodal News | Road | By The Numbers

Oct 28 - Nov 3 - More loads left the West Coast ports, heading toward retail distribution centers in advance of the holiday shopping season. The additional volume shored up van rates at the end of the month. Volume rose for reefers and flatbeds, as well, driving up load-to-truck ratios in major markets across the country. For more info, read the Rate Trend of the Week.

Permian gas flaring reaches yet another high
Permian gas flaring reaches yet another high

AJOT | November 05, 2019 | Energy News | By The Numbers

Flaring and venting of natural gas in the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico reached a new all-time high in the third quarter of 2019, averaging more than 750 million cubic feet per day (MMcfd), according to a preliminary analysis conducted by Rystad Energy.

FIS Air Freight Report November 4, 2019
FIS Air Freight Report November 4, 2019

AJOT | November 04, 2019 | By The Numbers | FIS Market Data

China to Europe and China to US continue gaining on the previous week, reflecting a boost into a very sharp peak season price spike (up 13 and 9 cents). However price momentum slows earlier into Q4 2019 versus 2018, in which prices continued climbing with equal momentum up until the first week of December.

Intermodal downturn continues in Q3
Intermodal downturn continues in Q3

AJOT | November 01, 2019 | Intermodal News | By The Numbers

Total intermodal volumes dropped 3.7 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2019, according to the Intermodal Association of North America's Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report. International shipments nudged down 0.8 percent from 2018, while domestic containers and trailers fell 4.9 percent and 17.6 percent, respectively.

FIS Air Freight Report October 28, 2019
FIS Air Freight Report October 28, 2019

AJOT | October 28, 2019 | Air Cargo News | By The Numbers | FIS Market Data

Double figure rate growth hits late into the season, just on the entrance into November. China to Europe continues its climb from the previous week gaining 21 cents, whilst China to USA finally establishes momentum gaining 20 cents.

EIA projects that natural gas consumption in Asia will continue to outpace supply
EIA projects that natural gas consumption in Asia will continue to outpace supply

AJOT | October 28, 2019 | Energy News | By The Numbers

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest International Energy Outlook 2019 (IEO2019) Reference case, future growth in natural gas consumption is concentrated in developing nations—those outside of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)—especially in non-OECD Asian countries.

China adds incentives for domestic natural gas production as imports increase
China adds incentives for domestic natural gas production as imports increase

AJOT | October 23, 2019 | Energy News | By The Numbers

Rapid growth in China’s natural gas consumption has outpaced growth in its domestic natural gas production in recent years.

ATA Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.2% in September
ATA Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.2% in September

AJOT | October 23, 2019 | Intermodal News | Road | By The Numbers

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.2% in September after falling 4% in August.

S.C. Ports makes a $63.4 billion annual economic impact on S.C.
S.C. Ports makes a $63.4 billion annual economic impact on S.C.

AJOT | October 23, 2019 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | By The Numbers

South Carolina Ports Authority has long been a powerful economic engine for South Carolina, and as container volumes have doubled over the past decade, the Port’s positive economic impact on the state has significantly increased.

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