United States Freight Transport and Shipping Report Q4 2016

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Date: 14-Sep-2016
No. of pages: 67

BMI View: Freight volumes carried across all modes will expand in 2016 and there will be an increase in

throughput for US's main ports. Healthy domestic demand is supporting freight transports while increased

opportunities are presented from the Panama Canal expansion and an agreement reached to remove limits

on the number of flights between the US and Mexico. Real growth in trade will be positive but lower

commodities prices will translate to a decrease in the total value of trade this year. We expect that higher

prices in 2017 will drive a recovery in both imports and exports value, which will be sustained over the

medium term.

Key Updates And Forecasts

? Trucking companies might have to hire more operators to maintain their business scope if the proposal

from US regulators to impose speed limiters to trucks comes into force. Lowering the distance a truck can

travel within a day decreases the capacity of existing fleets and can have a negative impact on the

profitability and consequently operations of road transportation companies.

? The US and Mexico reached an agreement to remove limitations on the number of flights between them

to the benefit of air freight volumes as several airlines already added and have planned new services.

? Completion of the Panama Canal expansion has positively influenced shipping activity in the US.

Liquefied natural gas shipments have started from the US lower states to China through the canal while

Mediterranean Shipping Co. initiated a new freight service from Peru and Chile to Philadelphia using

new Panamax ships which could not previously use the route.

United States Freight Transport and Shipping Report Q4 2016

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View 7
Table: Trade Overview (United States 2013-2020) 8
SWOT 9
Freight Transport & Shipping SWOT 9
Industry Forecast 11
Trade Forecast 11
Table: Trade Overview (United States 2013-2020) 15
Table: Key Trade Indicators (United States 2013-2020) 15
Table: Main Import Partners 16
Table: Main Export Partners 17
Road Freight Forecast 18
Table: Road Freight (United States 2013-2020) 20
Rail Freight Forecast 21
Table: Rail Freight (United States 2013-2020) 24
Air Freight Forecast 25
Table: Air Freight (United States 2013-2020) 28
Shipping Forecast 29
Inland Waterways 29
Table: Inland Waterway Freight (United States 2013-2020) 31
Ocean Shipping 31
Table: Major Ports Data (United States 2014-2020) 33
Market Overview 35
Company Profile 38
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway 38
CSX 41
Delta Cargo 45
Norfolk Southern Corporation (Norfolk Southern) 50
UPS 53
YRC Worldwide 56
Demographic Forecast 59
Table: Population Headline Indicators (United States 1990-2025) 60
Table: Key Population Ratios (United States 1990-2025) 60
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (United States 1990-2025) 61
Table: Population By Age Group (United States 1990-2025) 61
Table: Population By Age Group % (United States 1990-2025) 62
Methodology 64
Industry Forecast Methodology 64
Sector-Specific Methodology 65
Sources 67

List of Tables

Table: Trade Overview (United States 2013-2020)
Table: Trade Overview (United States 2013-2020)
Table: Key Trade Indicators (United States 2013-2020)
Table: Main Import Partners
Table: Main Export Partners
Table: Road Freight (United States 2013-2020)
Table: Rail Freight (United States 2013-2020)
Table: Air Freight (United States 2013-2020)
Table: Inland Waterway Freight (United States 2013-2020)
Table: Major Ports Data (United States 2014-2020)
Table: Population Headline Indicators (United States 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (United States 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (United States 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (United States 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (United States 1990-2025)
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