Comprehensive coverage of rail freight/intermodal transportation management including logistics, shippers, carriers, shipping rates, tariffs, costs and rail loads and volumes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Posted 04/10 · 06:06 AM · LM Editorial
U.S. carloads were down 1.5 percent compared to the same week last year at 277,894, and intermodal volume was up 3.8 percent annually at 271,127 containers and trailers
Posted 04/03 · 10:46 AM · LM Editorial
Carloads for the month—at 1,117,029—were down 3.4 percent, and intermodal—at 1,084,136 containers and trailers—was up 5.7 percent.
Posted 03/27 · 01:41 AM · LM Editorial
U.S. carloads were down 2.4 percent annually at 284,618, and intermodal volume was up 6.7 percent compared to the same week as last year at 277,854 trailers and containers.
Posted 03/13 · 08:48 AM · LM Editorial
U.S. Carloads were down 2.1 percent annually at 268,620, and intermodal volume was up 4 percent at 253,762 containers and trailers.
Posted 03/12 · 01:33 AM · LM Editorial
Intermodal service conditions have been showing positive progress since late November and seem poised for growth.