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

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.

AAR reports annual carload and intermodal gains for April 2014

Posted 05/09 · 02:07 AM · LM Editorial
Carloads in April—at 1,481,586—were up 88,801 carloads or 6.4 percent annually, and intermodal—at 1,316,176 trailers and containers—was up 108,485 units or 9 percent compared to April 2013.
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Trailer growth spurs first quarter intermodal volumes, reports IANA

Posted 05/06 · 11:26 AM · LM Editorial
Total intermodal volume movements—at 3,777,454—were up 2.6 percent compared to the first quarter of 2013. But unlike the previous six quarters, first quarter growth came with a twist: trailers’ growth rate at 7.5 percent and 413,064 trailers topped domestic containers, which grew 3.2 percent annually at 1,473,124.
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WERC to meet in nation’s largest inland port city

Posted 04/21 · 08:50 AM · LM Editorial
When the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) convenes for its annual conference in Chicago next week, they’ll be visiting the nation’s largest inland port.
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AAR reports gains in carload and intermodal volumes for week ending April 12

Posted 04/18 · 08:27 AM · LM Editorial
Carloads—at 295,294—were up 7.2 percent annually, and intermodal trailers and containers were up 9.3 at 264,382.

Carload and intermodal volumes see gains for week ending April 5, reports AAR

Posted 04/11 · 08:36 AM · LM Editorial
Carloads—at 296,039—were up 5.4 percent annually, and intermodal saw a 12.6 annual increase at 261,084 trailers and containers.

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