Up-down-up for freighting index

The April edition of the Stifel Logistics Confidence Index returned to the trend of month on month improvements seen in January and February, despite a dip in March. Nonetheless, warn the index's publishers, Ti, structural issues within both the air and sea freight industries remain, with global economic performance offering few consolations. The index for sea freight remained unchanged at 45.3, kept in balance by a weak improvement in the current ... [+]

Improvement ‘just a blip’ says Stifel

Improved results in January and February may be merely blips within a downward tren, say the publishers of the Stifel Logistics Confidence Index which reported a renewed fall in March. China's February trade volume showed significant declines in both imports and exports, with the latter contracting 25.4% year on ... [+]

Ray of January sunshine for the freight industry

The Stifel Logistics Confidence Index recovered in January following several months of decline, says consultants Ti. While Europe to US reversed is recent performance gains, across all categories (air and sea, present and expected situation), other trade lanes performed well, with Asia to Europe in particular displaying a considerable month on ... [+]

Freight index falls below fifty

The Stifel Logistics Confidence Index has fallen beneath the neutral 50 point mark for the first time since January 2013, its fifth consecutive month of decline in October. The situation for air freight was especially bad, declining by 3.2 points to 45.7. Weak emerging market growth, China’s financial crisis, and ... [+]

Autumnal outlook for Stifel Index

The Stifel Logistics Confidence Index suffered its fourth consecutive month of decline in September. It reached its lowest point in 26 months, and also recorded its fastest pace of decline While the Index, at 51.5, remains above the neutral 50 mark, times may be gloomier that the numbers alone suggest, ... [+]

Clouds gather over forwarders

Ti’s Stifel Logistics Confidence Index fell for a third consecutive month in August. With the Index now at 54.1, the first eight months of 2015 have been marked by general decline and driven it to its lowest point since September 2013. Fierce competition, volatility and overcapacity have all taken their ... [+]

Stifel slips again

July’s Stifel Logistics Confidence Index slipped for a second consecutive month to 56.4, reports consultants Transport Intelligence (Ti) While it still remains higher than the same periods for 2013 and 2014, concerns over what the six month outlook may bring appears to be weighing on the market. Indeed, demand appears to ... [+]

Seafreight signs worrying, says Stifel

There has been “a worrisome decline” in optimism among seafreight users, according to the May issue of the the Stifel Logistics Confidence Index. It decline by 2.6 points to 47.7, the first time since October 2013 that the present sea freight sub-index fell below the 50 level. Furthermore, three of ... [+]

Freight confidence gathers pace

The Stifel Logistics Confidence Index increased at its fastest pace in September, climbing 3.5 points from August to 59.2, reports consultants Transport Intelligence (Ti). The gains reflect increasing confidence in the global economy. The overall airfreight logistics confidence index improved 2.9 points to 55.7. The expected situation increased 3.7 points to ... [+]

Freight confidence stutters

Uncertainty in the global market contributed to a dip of 0.4 points in the latest Stifel Logistics Confidence Index to 55.7. The decline was particularly noticeable in airfreight, which declined 3.3 points to 54.7 while the sea freight expectation component declined only 0.7 points to 61.0. Moreover, the expected situation ... [+]

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