Comprehensive coverage of rail freight/intermodal transportation management including logistics, shippers, carriers, shipping rates, tariffs, costs and rail loads and volumes.

Rail carload and intermodal volumes are mixed for week ending August 8, reports AAR

Posted 08/13 · 02:30 AM · LM Editorial
Carloads were down 4.4 percent annually at 288,460 and were below the week ending August 1 at 289,657 and ahead of the week ending July 25 at 286,660.

AAR reports mixed carload and intermodal volumes for July 2015

Posted 08/07 · 09:15 AM · LM Editorial
Carloads decreased 6.5 percent––or 95,295 carloads––to 1,376,411 compared to July 2014, and intermodal saw continued gains in July at 1,331,888 containers and trailers, which marked a 3.5 percent––or 45,538 units––increase.

Mexico’s ports the focus of new Cushman & Wakefield study

Posted 08/04 · 01:46 PM · LM Editorial
Mexico's growing importance in the continental supply chain is now being recognized by North American transportation groups

2015 Quest for Quality: Rail/Intermodal investing in service excellence

Posted 08/01 · 09:56 PM · LM Editorial
As Jeff Berman recently reported in our 2015 Rail/Intermodal Roundtable, the many service performance issues that faced the nation’s rail networks over this past winter and into early spring are clearly on the mend—and that’s great news for shippers heading into the peak season.

AAR reports more mixed volumes for week ending July 25

Posted 07/31 · 09:59 AM · LM Editorial
Carloads headed down 2.5 percent annually to 286,660, and intermodal containers and trailers remained on a growth path, up 2.3 percent to 270,952.

Carload and intermodal volumes are mixed for week ending July 18, reports AAR

Posted 07/24 · 09:23 AM · LM Editorial
Carloads dropped 7.3 percent annually to 277,331, and intermodal rose 2.3 percent to 273,850.

AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending July 11

Posted 07/17 · 08:27 AM · LM Editorial
U.S. carloads were down 6.6 percent annually at 271,494, and intermodal volume was up 2.4 percent at 262,603 containers and trailers.

Truckload and intermodal rates still in opposite directions, says Avondale and Cass report

Posted 07/16 · 09:19 AM · LM Editorial
For the month of June, the state of truckload and intermodal freight rates was again mixed, according to the most recent edition of the Truckload and Intermodal Cost Indexes from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners.

FMC gets real about port congestion

Posted 07/15 · 08:09 AM · LM Editorial
In a development certain to resonate with logistics managers, the Federal Maritime Commission has just released a report entitled U.S. Container Port Congestion & Related International Supply Chain Issues: Causes, Consequences & Challenges.

AAR reports mixed volumes for June 2015

Posted 07/02 · 09:57 AM · LM Editorial
AAR reported that June intermodal volume–at 1,117,149 containers and trailers–was up 3.7 percent, or 39,797 units, annually, which now stands as the highest-volume rail intermodal month ever recorded, according to AAR data.

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