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

IANA to put Long Beach in the limelight

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.

UPS expands global offerings with new China-Europe rail service

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.
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25th Annual State of Logistics: It’s complicated

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.

2014 State of Logistics: Rail rides high

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.

AAR reports gains for week ending June 14

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.
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May carload and intermodal volumes show strong gains, reports AAR

Posted 06/06 · 06:48 AM · LM Editorial
Carloads were up 6.1 percent, or 68,301 carloads, at 1,186,314, and the total carload average per week at 296,579 represents the highest weekly average for the month of May since 2008, as well as the highest weekly average for any month since October 2011.
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2014 Rail/Intermodal Roundtable: Riding high

Posted 06/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
Through record-high investments and a keen focus on service, rail and intermodal providers are still delivering on their service promise to shippers—and doing it with improved efficiency. Our panel of top analysts takes a deep dive into what railroads are doing to stay lean and powerful during these still uncertain times.

Viewpoint: Breaking the rail myth

Posted 06/01 · 09:00 AM · LM Editorial
In casual conversation with friends, it surprises me how many myths still exist around moving freight by rail. “It must be slow, unmanageable, old fashioned.” Rail seems to conjure memories of pillows of steam hovering over charming brick stations, or lonely whistles heard from a distant train snaking through the countryside.

Moore on Pricing: Breaking the rail intermodal myth

Posted 06/01 · 08:00 AM · LM Editorial
I joined my son at his church last week and happened to meet a senior executive from a brick manufacturing company. When this gentleman learned of my logistics background, he asked if I knew anyone who had flatbed trucks.

Union Pacific officially opens up New Mexico-based intermodal facility

Posted 05/28 · 12:46 PM · LM Editorial
Company officials said that this 2,200-acre site will connect businesses to strategic markets in the Southwestern United States and beyond, adding it will provide logistics gains for shippers along its Sunset Line, which runs 760 miles from El Paso, Texas to Los Angeles.

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