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 January 9, reports AAR

Posted 01/14 · 02:27 AM · LM Editorial
Carloads for the week ending January 9 were down 13.5 percent annually at 239,221, and intermodal containers and trailers were up 7.5 percent annually at 258,939.

Truckload and intermodal rates finish 2015 with declines, says Avondale and Cass data

Posted 01/12 · 12:05 PM · LM Editorial
Both truckload and intermodal pricing finished 2015 with lesser gains, according to the most recent edition of the Truckload and Intermodal Cost Indexes from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners, which was released last week.

Rail and intermodal looks rosier in 2016

Posted 01/04 · 09:02 AM · LM Editorial
Intermodalism is set to grow even faster as more business is conducted in cross-border commerce.

Rail carload and intermodal volumes are down for week ending December 12, reports AAR

Posted 12/18 · 01:35 AM · LM Editorial
Carloads were down 13.2 percent annually at 270,953, and intermodal containers and trailers were down 2.3 percent annually at 274,022.

How They Did it: Service and Price Come Together

Posted 12/01 · 02:23 PM · SCMR Editorial
To get the most value for its transportation spend, Knorr-Bremse Asia Pacific Ltd. created a rating system that links the performance of its logistics providers with their bids for transportation lanes. The result: Service has been improved; costs have been contained; and logistics departments, freight buyers, and freight forwarders are working together on continuous improvement.

U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes are down for week ending November 7, reports AAR

Posted 11/13 · 09:29 AM · LM Editorial
Carloads were down 8.7 percent annually at 272,063, and intermodal containers and trailers were down 1.5 percent annually at 267,102.

Q3 intermodal volumes see steady gains, says IANA

Posted 11/05 · 12:25 PM · LM Editorial
On a year-to-date basis, intermodal volume—at 12,614,472—is up 3.7 percent annually.

Intermodal Roundtable: International gains, capex keep intermodal humming

Posted 11/01 · 07:30 PM · LM Editorial
In recent years intermodal expansion has been largely spurred on by increasing domestic growth—that’s not the case this year. We’re joined by three of the nation’s foremost experts to give shippers the clearest view available of the current intermodal market.

Rail Contracting: “The times they are a–changin’”

Posted 11/01 · 09:00 AM · LM Editorial
I was recently out west visiting shippers in the new oil patch and discussing issues in rail. In this area, rail does not mean intermodal, it means tank cars and hopper cars leased by shippers and shipped long distances to and from the many new oil and gas wells that have been drilled in the past few years.

XPO officially competes acquisition of Con-way

Posted 10/30 · 08:49 AM · LM Editorial
Following an announcement made on September 9, when it said it planned to acquire Con-way, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based provider of transportation and logistics services, including its flagship less-than-truckload group Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload, and its global 3PL unit Menlo Logistics, for $3 billion, non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics said today the deal has officially been completed.

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