February 2024 | Air Freight, Ocean Freight & Ground Freight Update

February 19, 2024

What is happening in the Freight Market in February 2024?

The latest information on the air freight, ocean freight and ground freight markets is included in the February downloads. The downloads are conveniently available for you in PDF format.

With increased investment in our global presence, Crane Worldwide Logistics continues to grow where our clients need us to be. With our own U.S. domestic trucking service, we can provide full integrated logistics solutions including contract logistics and freight forwarding expertise.

  • Check out our latest client advisory on the Red Sea vessel attacks here
  • Reminder: the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) for imports into Europe has the first reporting period set for January 31st, 2024. More information here
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Air Freight News

  • Air freight rates saw an upward trend throughout January due to the Lunar New Year holiday and reports indicating a shift from sea to air freight amid the Red Sea crisis. 

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Ocean Freight News

  • Despite rising tensions at the Suez Canal and dropping water levels at the Panama Canal, U.S. imports in January defied expectations and showed robust growth, according to Descartes. 
  • In January, the Port of Los Angeles handled 855,652 TEUs, making it the second busiest start to a year in its history. 

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Ground Freight News

  • Truckload spot market demand remains lower year over year and steady on a 4-week trailing average, with channel commentary highlighting softening organic demand and normalizing inventory levels. 

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