Domestic

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 2.3 Percent In January 2019

American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.3 percent in January 2019. Experts agree that the ATA Truck Tonnage index could continue to increase in 2019. See more here.

DAT Could Begin To See Rate Increases In Coming Weeks

In the latest report from the DAT, volumes along critical shipping lanes are expected to begin increasing. Normally, volume increases do not appear until at least mid-March. See more here.

International

US Administration Plans To Delay Implementing S301 List 3 Tariffs

Over the weekend, the US government announced that it would postpone increasing S301 List 3 tariffs. The United States and China plan to meet to reach a final trade agreement. See more here.

United Kingdom Ports Continue To Experience Congestion And Delays

Ports across the United Kingdom are continuing to experience congestion and delays. Some ports are currently refusing bookings while others are beginning to roll shipments.

For more information on how to prevent International shipping delays, please contact us or reach out to your Ascent Global Logistics representative directly.

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Report Strong Year-To-Date Growth In 2019

The Port of Los Angeles’ imports increased by 5.4 percent year-over-year in January 2019 to 852,440 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). The Port of Long Beach imported 657,286 TEUs in January 2019. See more here.

Retail Consolidation

OTIF Changes From Walmart: Here Is What To Expect In 2019

On February 26, 2019, Walmart revealed changes to their On-Time In Full (OTIF) requirements to suppliers at the Walmart Supplier Summit. Beginning May 2019, Walmart will change the OTIF measurement to a review of On-Time case performance separate from In-Full case performance. See more here.

Walmart’s Competitive Advantages Not Limited To Product And Price

According to Forbes Magazine, Walmart saw overall sales grow 4.2 percent and ecommerce sales grow 43 percent in Q4 2018. As a result of rapid ecommerce expansion, Walmart suppliers will need a retail consolidation partner who can help their supply chains grow in the digital age. See more here.

Statistic of the Week

$5.3 Billion

The cost of deteriorating infrastructure to drivers in Alabama, according to Transport Topics. Click here to access more stats.

Links of the Week

Panjiva Reports Continued Shipment Growth To Start 2019

Port Tampa Bay Welcomes New CMA CGM Container Service

European Union Still Plans For No Tariffs After 232 Autos Report Sent

US Rail Carload And Intermodal Volumes Mixed For Week Ending February 16

Upcoming Events

Catch up with the Ascent Global Logistics team at the below upcoming events:  

TPM ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Long Beach, CA – March 3-6, 2019

HIGH POINT FURNITURE MARKET
High Point, NC – April 6-10, 2019

TIA CAPITAL IDEAS CONFERENCE
Las Vegas, NV – April 10-13, 2019

International Holiday Calendar

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