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May 13 -- USDOT Supply Chain Tracker Shows Historic Levels of Goods Coming into U.S., Continued Challenges with Congestion

The following measures are provided in this update:

U.S. container imports & exports at ports, overall
U.S. container imports, at major ports
Container ships awaiting berths at U.S. ports
Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach container dwell time
Sector job openings, hires, and quits
Truck employment count
Rail intermodal volume
Rail terminal dwell time

Non-Transportation Supply Chain Measures
U.S. retail inventories

Apr 8 -- USDOT Supply Chain Tracker Shows Progress as Supply Chains Remain Stressed

Mar 1 -- Transportation Supply Chain Indicators https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/transportation-supply-chain-indicators
As a result of the strength of the recovery under President Biden, which helped create more than 6 million jobs, and the fastest quarter of economic growth since the mid-1980s, increases in cargo volume mean that our supply chains – particularly our ports, rail, and trucking that move goods throughout the country – have been stressed like never before. A shift from services to goods consumption as a result of the pandemic paired with both pandemic-induced supply and labor challenges and our aging infrastructure have caused disruptions across our supply chains. Over the course of the past year, as part of the President’s Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force, the Department of Transportation (USDOT), along with the Departments of Commerce and Agriculture, have been part of an administration-wide effort to improve the flow of goods, make our supply chains more resilient, and lower prices for Americans.

Freight and logistics supply chains are largely operated by the private sector. To support greater transparency about the state of our transportation supply chains, last fall, the Task Force released a dashboard tracking real-time challenges and progress across four key metrics. Now, USDOT will continue to track those four metrics and expand it to include others to help build out a more complete picture of the logistics and transportation situation. USDOT’s Transportation Supply Chain Indicators Tracker (Tracker) will provide updates on key supply chain data -- including measures  and indicators of intermodal throughput such as volumes of  U.S. imports and exports, transportation labor numbers, the number of container ships anchored and loitering near U.S. ports, and more.

The Tracker will give an in-depth look at how goods are moving through our supply chains, where there is progress, and where more work is needed. The release of the Tracker shows that imports reached record highs last year, as a result of surging demand, and despite record-high throughput, our supply chains faced challenges, including more containerships waiting to unload in the U.S. during the second half of the year. In part, as a result of the Administration’s efforts working  with private sector and other stakeholders, there has been important progress: a  70% improvement in long-dwelling containers at key West-Coast ports, and in recent weeks, fewer containerships waiting to unload. USDOT and the Administration will continue to vigorously monitor our supply chains, and work toward continued improvements.

The Tracker is a collaboration across many departments intended to provide information about critical supply chains to the public. it will be updated over time, including additions and adjustments as data and information are refined. USDOT and other members of the Biden-Harris Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force are working closely with private companies and public agencies to address supply chain disruptions and improve the movement of goods across the country.

The following measures are provided in this update:
1.    U.S. container imports & exports at ports, overall
2.    U.S. container imports, at major ports
3.    Container ships awaiting berths at U.S. Ports
4.    Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach container dwell time
5.    Sector job openings, hires, and quits
6.    Truck employment count
7.    Rail intermodal volume

Non-Transportation Supply Chain Measures
8.    U.S. Retail Inventories

For reference, NEC postings from Nov 3 - Jan 20 available at https://www.aeaweb.org/forum/2186/transportation-supply-chain-dashboard-weekly-post-updated#q2186

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