MINNEAPOLIS — July 13th, 2011 — Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, reports
that U.S. import shipment volume for June, measured in TEUs, decreased 4.57% from May and 7.38%
from June of 2010. The total number of shipments also decreased 4.79% from May and more than 6%
from June of 2010. Year to date, total TEUs are up 4.80% this year over last year.
Key Statistics from this Month’s Update:
1. The overall June decrease was largely caused by the nearly 6% decrease in incoming
shipments from Asia. China played a large part in this, with a 5.82% decrease in shipments. Japan,
however, showed a 2.53% increase in incoming shipments. Similar to Asia, Central America and South
America exhibited a 4.85% and 7.56% decrease, respectively, while Europe looked promising with a
slight import decrease of only 0.14%.
2. The Pacific, South Atlantic, and Mid Atlantic ports in the U.S. each showed a decrease of
6.18%, 2.93%, and 5.34%, respectively, of incoming shipments. The ports in California ended their 2
month long streak of rising imports and posted an 8% decrease when compared to June of 2010.
3. Maersk Line maintains their number one carrier spot, although they showed a 4.53% decrease
in TEUs from May. While the majority of carriers suffered a similar decrease in TEUs in June,
Orient Overseas Container Line recorded a healthy 3.54% increase, keeping them within our top 10
Zepol’s data is derived from Bills of Lading entered into the Automated Manifest System. This
information represents the number of House manifests entered by importers of waterborne
containerized goods. This is the earliest indicator for trade data available for the previous
month’s import activity. The data excludes shipments from empty containers, excludes shipments
labeled as freight remaining on board, and may contain other data anomalies.
Posted on July 19, 2011
Source: Zepol Corp.