U.S. imports for the month of January were 12 percent lower than January of last year, so it’s no wonder the top NVOs’ imports also declined. The top 100 NVOCCs (Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier) for the month decreased in imported TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) by 8.9 percent from last January and another 9.3 percent from December. The giant drop in imports can be partially blamed on the mess happening at West Coast ports. Extreme backups and delays have created a 29% decline in imports at Pacific ports compared to January of 2014.
Not surprisingly, nearly every top NVO declined in imports from either December or last January. Expeditors International actually increased in imports from December by less than 1 percent but declined in volume from January by 4.1%. The company’s imported TEUs for January totaled over 36,500 and which makes it the leading NVO so far this year. Blue Anchor Line was the second largest NVO for the month. It decreased in imports by nearly 10 percent from December, but was one of the few NVOs to increase from last January by over 13 percent. Other prominent NVOs like Christal Lines and Orient Express Container Company posted declines from both December and last January. See all of the January 2015 stats in the free report below.
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This is a 3PL News exclusive report created and written by Zepol Corporation. Zepol provides search access to over 130 million U.S. import and export bills of lading. The data excludes shipments from empty containers and shipments marked as freight remaining on board, and may contain other data anomalies. For more information on Zepol’s platform visit www.zepol.com.