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

September 2012 carload and intermodal volumes are mixed, says AAR

Posted 10/05 · 08:28 AM · LM Editorial
September carloads—at 1,152,174—were down 3.7 percent—or 43,746 carloads— annually. Intermodal—at 973,715 trailers and containers—was up 2.5 percent—or 24,126 trailers and containers—compared to September 2011.

Moore on Pricing: Keep your eyes on rail rates

Posted 10/01 · 09:00 AM · LM Editorial
The U.S. railroad industry, consisting of over 600 large and small service providers, has successfully engineered itself into a viable and largely profitable segment of the nation’s logistics marketplace.

Volumes are mixed are on the rails again, reports AAR

Posted 09/28 · 07:36 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 292,644—was down 4.1 percent, and intermodal volumes—at 250,253 trailers and containers—were up 0.7 percent.

AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending September 15

Posted 09/21 · 09:06 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 291,350—was down 2.9 percent annually, and intermodal—at 251,720 trailers and containers—were up 3.9 percent.

Norfolk Southern lowers third quarter earnings estimates

Posted 09/20 · 09:05 AM · LM Editorial
NS said it expects earnings to be in the $1.18-$1.25 range per diluted share.

Exports mark the spot for inland port growth, says Jones Lang LaSalle

Posted 09/19 · 11:55 AM · LM Editorial
A new white paper from global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) explains how an increase in U.S. exports is driving the need for more U.S.-based strategic inland ports.

CP unveils new intermodal improvements from Vancouver to Toronto or Chicago

Posted 09/17 · 10:07 AM · LM Editorial
The Calgary-based carrier said this week that it has introduced new intermodal services, which offer faster transit times that connect Vancouver to Toronto or Chicago.

AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending September 8

Posted 09/14 · 06:37 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 272,301—was down 2.3 percent annually , and intermodal volumes—at 214,517 trailers and containers—were up 3.1 percent.
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CN announces plan to acquire new freight cars and containers

Posted 09/13 · 09:08 AM · LM Editorial
Earlier this month, Class I railroad carrier CN rolled out plans to increase its assets by acquiring more than 2,200 new freight cars this year and 1,300 new containers. Company officials said the impetus for this is to support traffic growth and improve service.

Truckload, intermodal rates remain in check annually in August, says Cass and Avondale

Posted 09/12 · 01:56 PM · LM Editorial
The August edition of the Truckload and Intermodal Cost Indexes from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners pointed to similar rate activity in August compared to the same period a year ago.

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