Supply Chain Tech Index (MQFWSCTP) (MQFWSCTT)

FreightWaves Customer SuccessMacro Economic Indicators

What is it? Indexes developed by MerQube and FreightWaves of publicly traded companies based on stock price  (MQFWSCTP) and total return (MQFWSCTT). The total return index includes dividends as part of the valuation, where the price measure only uses the nominal value as part of the calculation. The index’s mix of companies is designed to represent investment in supply chain … Read More

Contract Loads Accepted Volumes (CLAV)

FreightWaves Customer SuccessMarket Volume Insights

What is it? An index that measures accepted load volumes moving under contracted agreements. It is an index of accepted load tenders. It is similar to the Outbound Tender Volume Index (OTVI), but removes all the rejected tenders.  Who is interested? Anyone that is interested in freight demand and measuring contracted freight volumes.  What does it tell me? CLAV tells … Read More

Spot (linehaul) to contract rate spread (RATES, RATES12, RATES20)

FreightWaves Customer SuccessFreightWaves National Indices

What is it? The difference between spot and contract dry van rates at a national level excluding estimated fuel costs. It is based on the National Trucking Index less the cost of fuel at various levels (NTIL, NTIL12, NTIL20) and FreightWaves van contract rate data initial report (VCRPM1), which is a  lagging index (14-day lag). The rate spreads are offered … Read More

US Customs Maritime Import TEUs (CSTEU)

FreightWaves Customer SuccessMaritime

What is it? This displays the 7 day moving average of total Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) cleared by  U.S. Customs out of a given port. The TEUs are calculated from each shipment of containerized cargo that moves through a given port and is cleared by U.S. Customs. This TEU count gives users a better idea of exactly how much volume … Read More

National Truckload Index – (NTI, NTIB, NTID, NTIL)

FreightWaves Customer SuccessFreightWaves National Indices

National Truckload Index – NTI, NTIB – business, NTID – daily, NTIL – linehaul only What is it? A national (U.S.) spot rate index based on an average of booked spot dry van loads from 250,000 lanes. These transactions originate from FreightWaves Trusted Rate Assessment Consortium (TRAC) and are reported daily. The values are inclusive of fuel and exclude loads … Read More

TEU Vessel Capacity Index (TEUCAP)

FreightWaves Customer SuccessMaritime

What is it? 7 Day moving average of twenty-foot equivalent (TEU) vessel capacity calling a specific port of lading (POL). The date that is used for each index value is the actual date of departure from the POL. For any data that is forward-looking, the date is based on the estimated time of departure until that vessel actually departs, at … Read More

SONAR Container Atlas App

FreightWaves Customer SuccessMaritime

SONAR Container Atlas provides an unprecedented level of visibility into the ocean container markets through various data points encompassing supply, demand, and ocean container spot rates.  What does Container Atlas tell me?  Ocean Container Rates Page SONAR Container Atlas enables users to have a comprehensive view into the ocean container markets through three primary pages: ocean container spot rates, supply … Read More

Global Supply Chain Pressure Index (GSCPI)

FreightWaves Customer SuccessMacro Economic Indicators

What is it?The Global Supply Chain Pressure Index (SONAR: GSCPI.GLBL) is a barometer that incorporates metrics throughout the supply chain to give an overview of the condition of the industry. The indicators are drawn from various segments of the supply chain, such as; cross-border transportation costs, changes in shipping rates, airfreight costs, manufacturing data, and more. There are altogether 27 … Read More

Project44 Ocean Container Rollover Index (P44ORI)

FreightWaves Customer SuccessMaritime

What is it? The Project44 Ocean Container Rollover Index (SONAR: P44ORI) measures the weekly proportion of cargo departing a port on a different vessel than originally scheduled. It’s expressed as a percentage, at the port and carrier levels, and indicates how many containers are being ‘rolled’ to subsequent sailings.  The data is generated at the port of discharge by calculating … Read More

Project44 Ocean Container Dwell Times (P44ODTPOL, P44ODTTSP, P44ODTPOD)

FreightWaves Customer SuccessMaritime

What is it? The Project44 Ocean Container Dwell Times (SONAR: P44ODTPOL, P44ODTTSP, P44ODTPOD) are a set of weekly indices that measure the average number of days ocean containers are held at ports of lading, transshipment ports, and ports of discharge. The indices provide this information for 150 major container ports globally.  P44ODTPOL.CNSZP, for instance, displays weekly average container dwell times … Read More

Project44 Ocean Container Port Pair Delays (P44OPPD)

FreightWaves Customer SuccessMaritime

What is it? The Project44 Ocean Container Port Pair Delays (SONAR: P44OPPD) display the average number of days between originally scheduled and actual vessel arrival dates on the world’s most important ocean container trade lanes.  These Project44 Ocean Container Port Pair Delays indicate sailing schedule compliance and service reliability at a lane-level on a monthly basis.  P44OPPD.CNSZPUSLAX, for instance, displays … Read More

Freightos Air Index (FAXHKG, FAXTKG, FAX)

Nick ChastainAir

What is it? The Freightos Air Index measures the weekly spot price movements of air cargo in 191 airport to airport lanes. It is expressed as an average price per kilogram for two different shipment sizes or ‘weight breaks’: 100 kg to 300 kg and 300 kg to 1,000 kg. The Freightos Air Indexes are the most granular air cargo … Read More

FreightWaves TRAC (Trusted Rate Assessment Consortium) Spot Rates

FreightWaves Customer SuccessSONAR Features, Truck - Rates, Truck-Rates

What is it? Average buy (to the carrier) rate derived from 3PL and freight brokerage reported by booked or covered date. TRAC contributors provide daily load data consisting of rate-information for hundreds of thousands of unique loads (i.e., different combinations of dates, modes, and zip3-lanes). More than a simple average, FreightWaves weights the values based on: Proximity to the specified … Read More

Capacity Trend Indices (CTSV52, CTSR52, CTSV4, CTSR4, CTDV4, CTDR4)

FreightWaves Customer SuccessCapacity Trend

What is it? Capacity Trend scores translate tender volume and rejection data into a relative measure of market capacity.  A unique algorithm is used to produce Capacity Trend scores by detecting structural market pattern shifts and volatility in load balance and tender rejection levels. Capacity Trend scores are normalized for each market and reflect a measure of capacity using a … Read More

Drewry World Container Index

Hannah BlalockMaritime

What is it? The Drewry World Container Index is a composite of 40-foot ocean container freight rates on 8 major routes to/from the US, Europe and Asia as assessed by Drewry Maritime Research. This is primarily used as a benchmark for 40-foot ocean container spot rates across the various trade lanes that it represents. Trade Lanes Covered WCI.SHALAX – Shanghai … Read More

Intermodal contract savings versus truckload (IMCSI)

FreightWaves Customer SuccessRail/Intermodal

What is it? The percent difference between the domestic intermodal contract rate per mile (all-inclusive) and the truckload contract rate per mile (all-inclusive) on the same lane (i.e., same origin-destination pair). The Intermodal Savings Index tickers are derived from the SONAR contract rate data described here but with a key difference of these being calculated as all-in rates versus transportation … Read More

Ocean Shipments Report

Hannah BlalockMaritime

What is the Ocean Shipments Report?  The Ocean Shipments Report, also known as OSR, displays ocean container and shipment volumes 7 days in the future. The container volume is measured in TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units), and shipment volumes represent bills of lading. The index represents the daily volume of twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) volumes being booked with ocean container lines … Read More

Ocean Shipments Index (OOSI/IOSI)

Hannah BlalockMaritime

What is it? An index representing the daily shipment volumes being booked with ocean container lines for a specific country of origin, or a specific port within a country of origin. The date that is being used as the daily value is the Estimated Date of Departure (ETD) on each booking that has been confirmed by the ocean carrier as … Read More

Van/Reefer/Intermodal/LTL Contract Rate Per Mile Final (VCRPMF/RCRPMF/LTL)

Hannah BlalockTrucking Supply/Demand

Trucking Supply/Demand What is it?  The average base rate (no fuel or accessorial charges) of mostly contracted freight volumes reported on a 14-day (Initial, 1) and varying period lags (Final, F) on a national level. They are segmented into van, reefer, intermodal, and Less-than-Truckload (LTL) modes. Van, reefer, and intermodal rates are expressed in a rate per mile, while LTL … Read More

Ocean TEUs Index (OOTI/IOTI)

Hannah BlalockMaritime

What is it? An index representing the daily volume of twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) volumes being booked with ocean container lines for a specific country of origin, or a specific port within a country of origin. The index is calculated on a 10-day moving average, and is indexed to January 1st, 2019 using a baseline of 100 for each specific … Read More