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

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.

STB appoves of Genesee & Wyoming’s acquisition of RailAmerica

Posted 09/11 · 07:57 AM · LM Editorial
STB officials wrote in a decision to the two railroads, whom were seeking STB approval for the discussion, that it determined it was a “minor transaction” as defined by its regulations.

AAR reports mixed carload and intermodal volumes for August 2012

Posted 09/07 · 09:42 AM · LM Editorial
August carloads—at 1,461,680—were down 1.4 percent annually. Intermodal—at 1,230,992 trailers and containers—was up 4.3 percent.
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Rail volumes are again mixed for week ending August 25, says AAR

Posted 08/31 · 02:12 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 297,042—was down 0.8 percent annually, and intermodal volumes—at 248,364 trailer and containers were up 5.2 percent annually.

AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending August 18

Posted 08/24 · 09:41 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 293,916—was down 2.1 percent annually, and intermodal volumes—at 247,224 trailers and containers—were up 3.6 percent.

FRA report to Congress outlines myriad challenges in implementing Positive Train Control

Posted 08/21 · 09:48 AM · LM Editorial
A report submitted to Congress by the Federal Railroad Administration earlier this month stated that there are still many obstacles to implementing Positive Train Control systems for U.S. railroads.

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