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October intermodal volumes hit an all-time high and carloads see annual gains, says AAR

Posted 11/07 · 10:08 AM · LM Editorial
October intermodal containers and trailers hit 1,381,749 for a 4.9 percent, or a gain of 64,701 units, compared to October 2013. October’s weekly intermodal average of 276,350 containers now stands as the best weekly average for any month, while October marked the 59th consecutive month of annual intermodal gains. And on a year-to-date basis through October, the AAR said U.S. intermodal volume is up 5.5 percent at 11,459,079 units.
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NITL Executive of the Year Mike Haverty: Fortune favored the bold

Posted 11/01 · 09:00 AM · LM Editorial
The editorial staff of LM is pleased to again partner with the executive team at the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) to present the Annual Executive of the Year Award, an honor that recognizes an individual for career achievement and game-changing leadership in the transportation industry.

Moore on Pricing: Increase rail rate oversight?

Posted 11/01 · 08:00 AM · LM Editorial
Once again, major shippers are asking the U.S. Congress and the Surface Transportation Board to help them counterbalance the rail industry juggernaut with easily accessible rate reasonableness testing and service regulation (Senate Bill 2777).

AAR reports another week of carload and intermodal gains

Posted 10/31 · 11:15 AM · LM Editorial
Intermodal units, at 278,767 containers and trailers were up 6.7 percent compared to the same week last year and marks the third best week for intermodal ever recorded based on AAR’s data.
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Florida East Coast Railway rolls out new intermodal service and adds equipment

Posted 10/02 · 02:13 AM · LM Editorial
Jacksonville, Fla.-based Florida East Coast Railway (FECR), a 351-mile freight rail system on the state’s east coast, recently made two separate announcements. One had to do with an expansion of intermodal services between Charlotte, N.C. and various locations in South Florida and another was related to the company boosting its intermodal capacity through the addition of new equipment.
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Intermodal volumes hit new weekly record, while carloads also see gains, reports AAR

Posted 09/26 · 09:35 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volumes saw a 5 percent jump compared to the same week a year ago at 302,178, and intermodal volumes hit a new weekly U.S. record at 279,777 trailers and containers.
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Shipper’s get mixed forecast on intermodal service

Posted 09/25 · 08:28 AM · LM Editorial
Shippers attending the Intermodal Association of North America's (IANA) annual Intermodal Expo in Long Beach this week were given some good news/bad news regarding truck and rail capacity for the remaining year.
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AAR reports carload and intermodal volumes are up for week ending September 6

Posted 09/12 · 09:26 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volumes were up 2.7 percent at 286,002, and intermodal volume was up 4.5 percent at 239,142 trailers and containers.
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East Coast vs. West Coast seaports: eastern seaboard harbors the winners

Posted 09/09 · 12:26 PM · LM Editorial
Rumors of labor strikes and other supply chain disruptions are inspiring logistics executives to look toward the Eastern Seaboard. While West Coast ports remain dominant, JLL’s sixth annual Seaport Outlook shows rapid growth and demand for space by the nation’s ports on the East Coast.

Connie Award to Be Featured at IANA Expo

Posted 08/26 · 07:22 AM · SCMR Editorial
The Containerization & Intermodal Institute will be staging the “Connie” Awards in conjunction with Intermodal Association of North Amerca's EXPO
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