Despite the myriad challenges the ocean cargo has faced amid the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 United States-bound retail container imports may hit a new annual record, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report, which was issued by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates today. The ports surveyed in
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its December 2019 booked orders increased 135% when compared to December 2018 orders. December 2019 booked orders when compared to November 2019 booked orders were up 234.8%. December booked orders were up 1.02% for bulk handling equipment and up 333.8% for unit handling equipment when compared to November.
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its November 2019 booked orders decreased 10.6% when compared to November 2018 orders. November 2019 booked orders when compared to October 2019 booked orders were down 35.8%. November booked orders were down 29.0% for bulk handling equipment and down 38.4% for unit handling equipment when compared to
The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) saw a slight gain in November, with a 0.1% increase over October, the most recent month for which data is available. According to BTS officials, the Freight TSI measures the month-to-month changes in freight
The most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report issued this week by Cass Information Systems pointed to another month of annual freight transportation shipment and expenditure declines in November. Many freight transportation and logistics executives and analysts consider the Cass Freight Index to be the most accurate barometer of freight volumes and market