Cass Freight Index

By Jeff Berman · July 16, 2015
June freight shipments—at 1.160—picked up where May left off in posting its highest level of the year, topping May by 0.2 percent and down 3.4 percent compared to June 2014. This gain comes at a time when the economy shows signs of “weakening,” according to the report.
By Jeff Berman · June 15, 2015
In picking up where April left off, the May edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems included the best results of the report on a year-to-date basis.
By Jeff Berman · May 13, 2015
Annual declines and sequential gains for freight shipments and expenditures for the month of April were the main themes of the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems released this week.
By Jeff Berman · March 11, 2015
Even with the myriad challenges that stemmed from the West Coast port labor disruption, the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems found that both freight shipments and expenditures both showed annual and sequential growth in February.
By Jeff Berman · January 15, 2015
Even with nearly matching declines in freight shipments and expenditures in December, the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index report from Cass Information Systems indicated that 2014 ended up as the best year in freight transportation and logistics over the last seven years.
By Jeff Berman · December 10, 2014
Slight sequential decreases and decent annual increases were evident in the November edition of the Cass Freight Index report from Cass Information Systems r
By Jeff Berman · November 10, 2014
This month’s report observed that there are plenty of concerns related to freight shipments in the form of imports, which are pegged for growth during this year’s holiday season, but at the same time are dealing with various issues, due to the port congestion issues being caused in large part by increased demand and West Coast port labor negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore Warehouse Union.
By Jeff Berman · October 8, 2014
Even with mixed sequential results, data from the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems is pointing to a decent home stretch and overall all year for 2014 freight activity.
By Jeff Berman · August 13, 2014
Coming off of a particularly strong June, freight transportation market conditions tapered off somewhat in July, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems that was issued this week.
By Jeff Berman · July 7, 2014
June freight shipments—at 1.201—were up 6.0 percent annually and were 2.4 percent higher than May en route to its highest level since November 2007.
By Jeff Berman · June 5, 2014
May freight shipments—at 1.173—were up 3.6 percent annually and 1.0 percent better than April in reaching its highest level since October 2011. Shipments also increased for the fourth straight month and are up 26.4 percent higher than shipment levels at the end of the recession in 2009.
By Jeff Berman · May 8, 2014
Following signs that freight transportation market conditions may be on the mend after a difficult winter, the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems Inc. helped to confirm that trend with a strong overall performance in April.
By Jeff Berman · April 9, 2014
With so much attention given to the difficult winter weather conditions at the end of 2013 and into 2014 and how they impacted freight transportation and logistics operations, it looks like market conditions may be turning the corner headed into spring, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems Inc.
By Jeff Berman · March 7, 2014
Freight market conditions for February showed a bit of an upswing in the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems Inc.
By Jeff Berman · January 8, 2014
December freight shipments—at 1.037—were down 6.2 percent compared to November, which represents the third straight decline as well as the steepest monthly decline for all of 2013.

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