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

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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AAR reports mixed rail carload and intermodal volumes for September

Posted 10/09 · 09:53 AM · LM Editorial
September carloads—at 1,417,750—were down 4.9 percent—or 72,597 carloads— annually, and intermodal—at 1,365,980 trailers and containers—was up 1.2 percent—or 16,272 trailers and containers.

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

Posted 09/18 · 03:41 AM · LM Editorial
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that rail carload and intermodal volumes for the week ending September 12 were both down on an annual basis. Volumes were impacted by the Labor Day holiday.

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

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