ATA’s Truck Tonnage Index Decreases 1.6% in June

The American Trucking Associations (ATA)’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.6% from the previous month to 113.5 points in June. Compared with June 2023, the inde...


Japan-US Container Exports Surge in June, H1

Container exports from Japan to the U.S. grew 10.7% to 54,203 TEUs in June (based on volumes at ports of origin), which was a double-digit improvement year on year for three months in a row, Descar...


CCFI Increases; SCFI Decreases in Week 29

The composite China Containerized Freight Index (CCFI) reached 2,153.56 points in Week 29, up 3.3% from the previous week, according to the Shanghai Shipping Exchange (SSE). In contrast, the compos...


WCI Increases 1% in Week 29

The World Container Index (WCI) inched up 1% from the previous week to $5,937 per FEU in Week 29, remaining on an upward trend for 14 weeks in a row, according to Drewry Maritime Research. The comp...


FMC Classifies Anji Shipping as Controlled Carrier

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has classified Anji Shipping as a controlled carrier of China and added it to its Controlled Carrier List. Controlled carriers are ocean common carriers o...


Int’l Containers to/from Shimizu Port Decrease 3.5% to 195K TEUs in H1

The Port of Shimizu in central Japan processed 195,304 TEUs of foreign-trade containers in the first half (January-June) of 2024, down 3.6% from a year earlier, according to preliminary figures unv...


US Container Imports from Asia Increase 15.8% in June, 16.3% in H1

U.S. container imports from 10 major economies in Asia amounted to 1.7 million TEUs in June (based on volumes at ports of origin), up 15.8% year on year, according to statistics compiled by Descart...


60 Piracy, Armed Robbery Cases Reported in H1

Sixty incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were recorded in the first half of 2024, a decrease by five from 65 in the same period in 2023, according to the International Maritime Bur...


US Container Imports Surge 10.4% in June

U.S. container imports remained brisk in June, surging 10.4% year on year to 2.3 million TEUs, according to the latest issue of Global Shipping Report unveiled by Descartes System Group. From the p...


NRF: US Retails Sales Will Grow 2.5-3.5% in 2024

The National Retail Federation (NRF) forecasts that in 2024, retail sales will grow between 2.5% and 3.5% from 2023, according to the latest issue of Global Port Tracker released by the NRF and Hac...



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