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Drilling and completion improvements support Permian Basin hydrocarbon production
Drilling and completion improvements support Permian Basin hydrocarbon production

AJOT | October 19, 2021 | Energy News | By The Numbers

The Permian Basin, which spans western Texas and eastern New Mexico, represents the most prolific hydrocarbon production region in the United States.

Oil rises further on energy supply tightness and arrival of cold weather - Rystad Energy

AJOT | October 19, 2021 | Energy News | Conventional | By The Numbers

Here is Rystad Energy’s daily market comment from our Senior Oil Markets Analyst Louise Dickson

DAT Truckload Volume Index fell 1% in September; truckload rates spiked
DAT Truckload Volume Index fell 1% in September; truckload rates spiked

AJOT | October 19, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road | By The Numbers

Spot and contract truckload rates hit new highs in September as shippers grappled with historic surges of freight, constraints on equipment and drivers and an early start to the peak holiday shipping season.

Valenciaport’s import/export traffic leapt again in September with growth more than double digits
Valenciaport’s import/export traffic leapt again in September with growth more than double digits

AJOT | October 18, 2021 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | By The Numbers

Full unloading containers -import- increased by 42.29% and full loading containers -export- by 17.22% Full container traffic dedicated to unloading -import- has grown by 42.29% in the month of September and cargo -export- has grown by 17.22% according to data from the Valencia Port Authority (PAV) Statistical Bulletin. This trend is also reflected in the year-on-year data for the period October 2020-September 2021, when 1,084,356 export containers have been registered, 17.85% more than in October 2019-September 2020. During this time, import TEUs - or 6.1-metre container equivalent units - amounted to 810,735, 16.18% more than in October 2019-September 2020. This volume of loading and unloading represents 40% of the total number of import/export containers that entered or left the Spanish port system up to September and confirms Valenciaport as a strategic ally of the business fabric of its area of influence. An upward dynamic that shows the importance of Valenciaport's services and connectivity, which is also reflected in the accumulated figures for the year. Specifically, between January and September, a total of 813,114 TEUs (standard 20-foot containers) full of cargo or export have been moved through the docks of Valenciaport, which is 19.92% more than in the same period of 2020, while those for unloading or import have reached 618,719, 18.63% more. With regard to transit and empty containers, the figures are similar to the period January-September 2020. Thus, total traffic in the first nine months of the year (including liquid bulk, solid bulk, non-containerised goods and containerised goods) has exceeded 63.46 million tonnes, which represents an increase of 8.33% compared to 2020, and the total number of containers has been 4,217,112, 6.65% more than the accumulated figure for the previous year. In addition, between January and September 2021, ro-ro traffic (a system by which a vessel transports cargo on wheels) reached 9.6 million tonnes, representing an increase of 15.82%. During this period, rail traffic amounted to 2.25 million tonnes, an increase of 18.38%. It should also be noted that in the first nine months of the year, 368,900 cars were handled at the Valenciaport docks, 1.1% more than in 2020. About passenger traffic, between January and September a total of 438,895 people travelled through the Valenciaport docks, 27.11% more than in 2020. Of these, 382,261 have done so on regular lines (+19.83%) while 56,634 cruise passengers have visited Valencia, more than double that of the previous year after the recovery of this activity in the second half of this year. Data by merchandise January-September 2021 In these first nine months of the year, containerised general cargo has grown by 5.74% to over 48.18 million tonnes. In this heading, exports of construction materials (+28.28%), vehicles and transport elements (+22.01%), agri-foodstuffs (+20.67%), chemical products (+18.88%) and iron and steel (+12.27%) sectors stand out. Non-containerised general cargo closed the month with an accumulated traffic of 10.95 million tonnes, 16.91% more than in the same period of the previous year. Liquid bulks closed with 2.34 million tonnes, representing an increase of 15.56% and solid bulks mobilised 1,662,304 tonnes, 19.87% more than in 2020. Traffic by geographical area In full container traffic, China continues to be Valenciaport's main trading partner with 461,201 TEUs in the first nine months of the year and an increase of 20.63%, followed by the United States with 404,321 containers and an increase of 5.04%, and Turkey with 236,153 TEUs, up 4.35%. The most dynamic countries in terms of growth were Morocco with a 39.19% increase, Italy with 38.62% and Pakistan with 27.13%. Regarding freight traffic by geographical areas, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea have moved more than 18 million tonnes, representing an increase of 10.39%, followed by Spain with 7.58 tonnes and 8.57% more and the Far East with an increase of 8.24% and 7.32 tonnes of goods handled from the docks of Valenciaport.

EIA: Annual U.S. coal-fired electricity generation will increase for the first time since 2014
EIA: Annual U.S. coal-fired electricity generation will increase for the first time since 2014

AJOT | October 18, 2021 | Energy News | Conventional | By The Numbers

We expect 22% more U.S. coal-fired generation in 2021 than in 2020, according to our latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO).

WorldACD: Trends for the past 5 weeks (wk 40)
WorldACD: Trends for the past 5 weeks (wk 40)

AJOT | October 18, 2021 | Air Cargo News | Freighters | By The Numbers

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

Rail Traffic for September and the Week Ending October 2, 2021

AJOT | October 06, 2021 | Intermodal News | Rail | By The Numbers

U.S. railroads originated 1,167,682 carloads in September 2021, up 4.3 percent, or 47,858 carloads, from September 2020. U.S. railroads also originated 1,328,527 containers and trailers in September 2021, down 6.7 percent, or 95,317 units, from the same month last year.

 Transpacific rates at a two-month low, as congestion grows on East Coast
Transpacific rates at a two-month low, as congestion grows on East Coast

AJOT | October 06, 2021 | Maritime News | Liner Shipping | By The Numbers

With production in China slowed during Golden Week and by power restrictions, and with delays making it increasingly unlikely that shipments not already moving will make it in time for the holidays, transpacific ocean rates stayed level this week at their lowest point since mid-August.

Air cargo load factors soar in September as peak season demand steps up a gear
Air cargo load factors soar in September as peak season demand steps up a gear

AJOT | October 06, 2021 | Air Cargo News | Freighters | By The Numbers

Air cargo load factors and airfreight rates continued their expected peak season climb in September, according to the latest global market data from industry analysts, CLIVE Data Services.

Oil fluctuates on market tightness and trader concerns - Rystad Energy

AJOT | October 06, 2021 | Energy News | Conventional | By The Numbers

Rystad Energy’s daily market comment from our Senior Oil Markets Analyst Louise Dickson

Oil prices continue to gain after OPEC+ meeting left supply plan unchanged - Rystad Energy

AJOT | October 05, 2021 | Energy News | Conventional | By The Numbers

Rystad Energy’s daily market comment from our Senior Oil Markets Analyst Louise Dickson

A change in China’s tax policy is affecting Asia’s petroleum product trade
A change in China’s tax policy is affecting Asia’s petroleum product trade

AJOT | October 05, 2021 | Energy News | Conventional | By The Numbers

In June of this year, China implemented a new consumption tax policy that affects imports of two fuels: mixed aromatics, which were blended into gasoline, and light cycle oil, which was blended into diesel.

FTR reports prreliminary North American Class 8 net orders fell in September

AJOT | October 05, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road | By The Numbers

FTR reports preliminary North American Class 8 net orders for September fell m/m 29% to 28,100 units. September 2021 activity was down 12% y/y with Class 8 orders now totaling 453,000 units for the previous 12 months.

OPEC+ meeting outcome drives new price rally - Rystad Energy

AJOT | October 04, 2021 | Energy News | Conventional | By The Numbers

Comments from Rystan Energy's Head of Oil Markets Bjornar Tonhaugen

Oil flat, waiting for OPEC+ to show the way forward - Rystad Energy

AJOT | October 04, 2021 | Energy News | Conventional | By The Numbers

Rystad Energy’s daily market comment from our Senior Oil Markets Analyst Louise Dickson

WorldACD: Trends for the past 5 weeks (wk 38)
WorldACD: Trends for the past 5 weeks (wk 38)

AJOT | October 04, 2021 | Air Cargo News | Freighters | By The Numbers

WorldACD's latest views on air cargo market developments, covering each of the last 5 weeks up till Sunday 26 September. In week 38, worldwide volume decreased by -2% compared with the previous week. Worldwide capacity increased by +1% week-over-week. On a regional level, volumes from Central & South America did best with a volume increase of +6% week-over-week, while Asia Pacific experienced the largest decrease (-8%). The average worldwide yield/rate in week 38 was at the same level as in week 37.

Oil dips ahead of OPEC+ key meeting, while market surprised by US stock builds - Rystad Energy

AJOT | October 01, 2021 | Energy News | Conventional | By The Numbers

Oil prices are poised to close the week in a bearish track as traders were surprised by a build of crude stocks in the US and are pricing in reports that OPEC+ may consider an option to hike output more than planned in its coming meeting.

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index eased in July, but conditions remain robust for carriers

AJOT | September 22, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road | By The Numbers

Market conditions are still robust for carriers despite some modest easing over the past three months from the record TCI posted in April.

Rystad Energy’s Vice President gas and power markets, Xi Nan, comments on China’s pledge on coal

AJOT | September 22, 2021 | Energy News | Conventional | By The Numbers

China’s announcement to stop building coal-fired plants abroad could have been expected as China introduced their national carbon neutrality targets last year so it is logical to align their international strategy accordingly.

Oil gets a boost on US stocks draw and supply tightness / Extra comment on China’s coal wow - Rystad Energy

AJOT | September 22, 2021 | Energy News | Conventional | By The Numbers

The bullish September spin looks poised to continue to nurture higher oil prices above $75 in the very near term, supported by the forecasted super-size gasoline draw by API, as well as general supply tightness that is likely to persist in the short term.

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