PIERS, the Standard in Trade Intelligence, announced today the “PIERS Capacity Utilization Report: Full year, 2011 vs. 2010” has been pre-released exclusively to their social media followers.
Capacity utilization refers to the load factor of matching ocean carrier supply with shipper demand. Efficient matching of supply and demand requires accurate, up-to-date market information. PIERS dynamic import/export data offers industry analysts, C-suite executives, marketing professionals and those involved in the logistics industry, a unique and deep insight into global capacity utilization statistics and trends.
Capacity utilization analysis is a critical factor in determining both long-term contract freight rates and short-term spot rates for fully cellular vessels. PIERS capacity data shows that aboard fully cellular vessels, total international container trade volume inched up by just 2.3 percent while net additions to capacity amounted to 8.1 percent.
Want to know how ocean carriers are reacting to shipper demand volatility? Need to see which regions are seeing the most balanced supply and demand load factor?
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