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

26th Annual State of Logistics: Freight moves the economy

Posted 07/01 · 10:00 PM · LM Editorial
In the best year for the freight transportation industry since the Great Recession, logistics managers chalk up efficiencies that drive further U.S. economic growth. However, capacity issues persist, causing shippers to worry about rate hikes as carriers continue to be meticulous in their partnerships.
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2015 State of Logistics Rail/Intermodal: Still on track, but not immune to challenges

Posted 07/01 · 09:45 PM · LM Editorial
Like any mode of freight transportation operating in a fluctuating economy and horrendous winter weather conditions, there are always bound to be challenges. Based on how things have played out over the last year, the railroad and intermodal sectors are clearly not immune to the ups and downs experienced on the nation’s highways.
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Despite May volume dip, IANA remains bullish on future intermodal growth

Posted 06/26 · 10:14 AM · LM Editorial
Even with a bit of a lull in overall growth in May, intermodal volumes remain in a decent place, according to data from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).

AAR reports another mixed week of U.S. carload and intermodal volumes

Posted 06/26 · 09:22 AM · LM Editorial
U.S. carloads saw a 6.1 percent annual decline at 273,932, and intermodal was up 1.6 percent annually at 276,907 containers and trailers.

2015 Rail/Intermodal Roundtable: Big investment is paying off

Posted 06/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
Faced with service issues and declining performance metrics, rail and intermodal providers are keeping investment levels at record highs as they continue to work through the current challenges to get back to pre-recession performance levels.

Viewpoint: Rail/intermodal investment is paying off

Posted 06/01 · 10:00 AM · LM Editorial
Even casual observers of the freight transportation market are finding it difficult to avoid the success that the rail intermodal sector is experiencing. In fact, most of America is catching sporadic television advertising showcasing the sustainability and productivity benefits the mode offers U.S. business—Union Pacific’s well-produced spot caught my eye during a recent broadcast of a baseball game.

Moore on Pricing: Intermodal milestones will affect shippers

Posted 06/01 · 09:00 AM · LM Editorial
The Americas are seeing old rules of thumb fall to the wayside in intermodal freight movements as new services and new levels of activity are reached. Shippers should take note as carriers are adjusting to a higher level of intermodal commerce.

AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending May 16

Posted 05/22 · 09:03 AM · LM Editorial
U.S. carloads were down 10 percent annually at 269,092, and intermodal volume saw a 4.9 percent annual gain to 280,107 containers and trailers.

Carload and intermodal volumes are mixed for week ending May 9, reports AAR

Posted 05/15 · 01:31 AM · LM Editorial
U.S. carloads were down 7.9 percent compared to the same week last year at 273,433, and intermodal volume was up 3.8 percent annually at 277,601 containers and trailers.

Despite challenges, intermodal volumes post 4.5 percent Q1 annual gain, reports IANA

Posted 05/06 · 09:40 AM · LM Editorial
Heading into 2015, the intermodal sector was faced with the same challenges it had exiting 2014, namely the West Coast port labor disruption and harsh winter weather. But even with these obstacles volumes still managed to show overall growth on an annual basis, according to the most recent edition of the Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics Report from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).

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