Jeff Berman, Group News Editor



Group News Editor, Peerkess Media
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Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. Contact Jeff Berman

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U.S-bound May imports show continued growth, reports S&P Global Market Intelligence

Friday, June 14, 2024 · Jeff Berman
May imports, at 2.70 million TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units), rose 11% annually, following April’s 8% annual gain, with growth intact for the ninth consecutive month, following a 14-month stretch of annual declines. Total first quarter imports were up 11% annually.

May services economy activity sees a return to growth

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 · Jeff Berman
The May Services PMI, at 53.8 (a reading of 50 or higher signals growth), was up 4.4% over April’s 49.4, which marked the first time the Services PMI contracted since December 2022, when it came in at 49 and prior to that the last month seeing contraction was in May 2020,…

Manufacturing output decreases for second straight month in May, reports ISM

Monday, June 3, 2024 · Jeff Berman
The report’s benchmark reading, the PMI, came in at 48.7 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), down 0.5% from April’s 49.2, which was off 1.1% compared to March’s 50.3 reading.

ISM May Semiannual Report calls for growth in 2024, at a reduced rate

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 · Jeff Berman
As was the case in its previous edition in December, the manufacturing and services sectors remain on diverging paths, to a certain extent, in May. One common theme the sectors share, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) May 2024 Semiannual Economic…

April Services PMI declines following 15 months of growth, reports ISM

Monday, May 6, 2024 · Jeff Berman
The Services PMI, at 49.4 (a reading of 50 or higher signals growth) fell 2.0%. The last time the index contracted was in December 2022, when it came in at 49 and prior to that the last month seeing contraction was in May 2020, when it came in at 45.4.

April manufacturing output slides after growing in March

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 · Jeff Berman
The April PMI is 1.5% above the 12-month average of 47.7, with March’s 50.3 marking the high over that period and June 2023 marking the lowest, at 46.4.

Q1 sees a solid finish with positive U.S.-bound import growth, notes S&P Global Market Intelligence

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 · Jeff Berman
March imports, at 2.489 million TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units), posted a 16% annual gain, and first quarter imports, at 7.537 million TEU, rose 15% annually, amid various supply chain disruptions.

ISM reports that services sector sees continued growth in March

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 · Jeff Berman
The Services PMI, at 51.5 (a reading of 50 or higher signals growth), fell 1.2% in March, while growing, at a slower rate, for the 15th consecutive month.

ISM reports manufacturing sees growth in March, snaps 16-month stretch of contraction

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 · Jeff Berman
The report’s benchmark metric, the PMI came in at 50.3 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), topping March’s 47.8, and contracting after 16 months of declines. ISM added that the overall economy grew, at a faster rate, in March, for the 47th consecutive month. The…

February and year-to-date U.S. import volume is solid, reports S&P Global Market Intelligence

Monday, March 25, 2024 · Jeff Berman
February imports, at 2.44 million TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) increased 21% compared to February 2023. And when taking into account, the timing of the Lunar New Year, coupled with the impact of ongoing Red Sea and Panama Canal disruptions, the firm explained that…

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