United States Freight Transport Report Q4 2010

  • ID: 1440303
  • October 2010
  • Region: United States
  • 57 Pages
  • Business Monitor International
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Business Monitor International's United States Freight Transport Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, freight transportation associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the United States' freight transportation industry.

North American rail freight had a successful August, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). The figures for both railcar and intermodal rail volumes recorded weekly volume increases over consecutive weeks. BMI notes that this rise is not down to any one type of cargo, but is rather a rise across the board. A hot summer saw demand for coal, the single largest rail cargo, rise to fuel airconditioning units. This has been hugely beneficial for the railroads as coal demand had slumped in recent years due to the recession. Other commodities whose volume on the railroads has risen include chemicals, scrap materials and grain. Intermodal traffic on North American railroads has also risen, according to the AAR. BMI expects the number of intermodal containers transported on North American railroads to grow in the coming years, especially READ MORE >

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Executive Summary

SWOT Analysis
- United States Political SWOT
- United States Economic SWOT
- United States Business Environment SWOT

Business Environment Ratings
- Table: Americas Freight Transport Business Environment Ratings
- US Logistics Performance Index (LPI)
- Long-Term Political Risk
- Long-Term Economics Risk
- Industry Trends and Developments
- Multimodal/Logistics
- Road
- Rail
- Air
- Maritime

Industry Forecast Scenario
- Macro
- Air Freight
- Table: Air Freight, 2007-2014
- Maritime Freight
- Table: Maritime Freight, 2007-2014
- Rail Freight
- Table: Rail Freight, 2007-2014
- Road Freight
- Table: Road Freight, 2007-2014
- Inland Waterways
- Table: Inland Waterway Freight, 2007-2014
- Trade Overview
- Table: Trade Overview, 2007-2014
- Table: Key Trade Indicators, 2007-2014
- Table: Main Import Partners, 2002-2008
- Table: Main Export Partners, 2002-2008

Macroeconomic Environment
- United States – Economic Activity
- Market Overview
- Multi-Modal
- Road
- Rail
- Air
- Maritime

Company Profiles
- FedEx
- Union Pacific Railroad

Country Snapshot: US Demographic Data
- Section 1: Population
- Table: Demographic Indicators, 2005-2030
- Table: Rural/Urban Breakdown, 2005-2030
- Section 2: Education And Healthcare
- Table: Education, 2002-2005
- Table: Vital Statistics, 2005-2030
- Section 3: Labour Market And Spending Power
- Table: Employment Indicators, 2001-2006
- Table: Consumer Expenditure, 2000-2012 (US$)
- Table: Average Annual Wages, 2000-2012 (US$)

BMI Methodology
- How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts
- Transport Industry
- Sources

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- FedEx
- Union Pacific Railroad

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