Capacity will be tight for at least next 2 years
from Material Handling & Logistics
Companies expecting a favorable climate for shippers in 2012 will likely be disappointed, based on the latest market trends from FTR Associates. FTR's Shippers Conditions Index for December edged up roughly 1-1/2 points from the previous month to a reading of -4.6, which still reflects a somewhat adverse environment for shippers. The small improvement reflected a slight easing in demand for transport capacity. The SCI sums up all market influences that affect shippers; a reading above zero suggests a favorable shipping environment, while a reading below zero is unfavorable.
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