Comprehensive coverage of rail freight/intermodal transportation management including logistics, shippers, carriers, shipping rates, tariffs, costs and rail loads and volumes.
Posted 08/13 · 09:58 AM · LM Editorial
Coming off of a particularly strong June, freight transportation market conditions tapered off somewhat in July, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems that was issued this week.
Posted 08/08 · 09:49 AM · LM Editorial
United States Class I carloads were up 86,792 carloads–or 6.3 percent annually–at 1,471,811 in July, and intermodal volume was up 5.5 percent annually––or 67,524 units––at 1,286,160 containers and trailers for the highest July on the intermodal side ever recorded.
Posted 08/01 · 08:56 PM · LM Editorial
Through record-high investments and a sharp focus on service, rail and intermodal providers are still delivering on their service promise to shippers—and doing it with improved efficiency, say LM
Posted 08/01 · 07:50 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volumes were up 4.3 percent at 306,988, and intermodal volume for the week ending July 26 was up 3.3 percent at 264,809
Posted 07/18 · 06:57 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volumes were up 4.8 percent at 290,607, and intermodal volume was up 3.2 percent at 256,256 containers and trailers.
Posted 07/15 · 04:43 PM · LM Editorial
When the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) stages its annual Expo in September, much of the limelight will be placed on the vibrant and fast growing host city of Long Beach.
Posted 07/08 · 09:03 AM · LM Editorial
In a move geared toward expanding its global forwarding services and provide shippers with more options, UPS
recently announced that it has added a Full Container Load (FCL) rail offering to its China-to-Europe services portfolio.
Posted 07/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
Rollercoaster demand levels and uneven freight volumes in 2013 created havoc in one of the more complicated years on record. In 2014, shippers will need to manage with all the savvy and experience that they can muster to get the capacity they need at a rate that’s fair.
Posted 07/01 · 08:40 PM · LM Editorial
While there are currently more good signs than bad regarding the economy, it’s safe to say that we may need to “curb our enthusiasm,” as comedian Larry David may observe, until we see more sustained signs of growth and improvement. That is, of course, unless you follow the railroad and intermodal sectors.
Posted 06/20 · 01:56 AM · LM Editorial
Intermodal volumes saw their single highest week ever at 270,243 containers and trailers and were up 6.3 percent annually.