United States retail container imports are on pace to set a new record, driven by ongoing elevated consumer demand stretching supply chains, as well as retail shippers shifting focus from back-to-school to the holiday Peak Season, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report, which was issued today by the National
United States rail carload and intermodal volumes saw annual declines in January, according to data issued this week by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Rail carloads—at 1,165,733—decreased 5.9%, or 73,110 carloads, annually. And the AAR said that nine of the 20 carload commodity categories tracked by the AAR were down annually, including: chemicals, up
Both December and calendar year 2019 intermodal volumes saw annual declines, according to data provided to LM by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA). Total December volume—at 1,409,128—dropped 8.2% annually. Domestic containers—at 595,597—were off 2.7%, and trailers–at 103,897—were off 17.2%. All domestic equipment—at 699,494—was off 5.2%. ISO, or international, containers—at 709,634—saw a 10.9% decline.
Coming off of a mixed third quarter, freight shipment and spending levels were down across the board on a sequential and annual basis, according to the most recent edition of the U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index, which was recently issued by Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank. This report, which was initially launched in the third quarter of
This morning, the SCRC and ivalua released the latest report on the state of data governance in supply chains, which provides insights into some of the key trends in this rapidly shifting area. This year’s study was conducted with the support of several global and national professional supply chain and contracting associations. This included the