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

Rail carload and intermodal volumes are down for week ending December 12, reports AAR

Posted 12/18 · 01:35 AM · LM Editorial
Carloads were down 13.2 percent annually at 270,953, and intermodal containers and trailers were down 2.3 percent annually at 274,022.

Carload and intermodal volumes are mixed for week ending December 5, reports AAR

Posted 12/11 · 07:55 AM · LM Editorial
Carloads were down 12.9 percent annually at 271,774 and ahead of the week ending November 28 at 230,919 and November 21 at 267,830.
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Rail carload and intermodal volumes are down annually in November, reports AAR

Posted 12/04 · 12:32 PM · LM Editorial
Rail carloads saw a 10.4 percent, or 129,259 carloads, decrease compared to November 2014, coming in at 1,041,605. On the intermodal side, the annual decrease was less pronounced, with containers and trailers down 1 percent, or 10,028 units, at 1,024,162.
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How They Did it: Service and Price Come Together

Posted 12/01 · 02:23 PM · SCMR Editorial
To get the most value for its transportation spend, Knorr-Bremse Asia Pacific Ltd. created a rating system that links the performance of its logistics providers with their bids for transportation lanes. The result: Service has been improved; costs have been contained; and logistics departments, freight buyers, and freight forwarders are working together on continuous improvement.

U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes are down for week ending November 7, reports AAR

Posted 11/13 · 09:29 AM · LM Editorial
Carloads were down 8.7 percent annually at 272,063, and intermodal containers and trailers were down 1.5 percent annually at 267,102.

Q3 intermodal volumes see steady gains, says IANA

Posted 11/05 · 12:25 PM · LM Editorial
On a year-to-date basis, intermodal volume—at 12,614,472—is up 3.7 percent annually.

2015 NITL Executive of the Year: “Man of Steel” more than a metaphor

Posted 11/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
Having rebuilt his port and community after Hurricane Katrina, Gary LaGrange is reshaping New Orleans as a major cargo gateway.

Intermodal Roundtable: International gains, capex keep intermodal humming

Posted 11/01 · 07:30 PM · LM Editorial
In recent years intermodal expansion has been largely spurred on by increasing domestic growth—that’s not the case this year. We’re joined by three of the nation’s foremost experts to give shippers the clearest view available of the current intermodal market.

Rail Contracting: “The times they are a–changin’”

Posted 11/01 · 09:00 AM · LM Editorial
I was recently out west visiting shippers in the new oil patch and discussing issues in rail. In this area, rail does not mean intermodal, it means tank cars and hopper cars leased by shippers and shipped long distances to and from the many new oil and gas wells that have been drilled in the past few years.

XPO officially competes acquisition of Con-way

Posted 10/30 · 08:49 AM · LM Editorial
Following an announcement made on September 9, when it said it planned to acquire Con-way, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based provider of transportation and logistics services, including its flagship less-than-truckload group Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload, and its global 3PL unit Menlo Logistics, for $3 billion, non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics said today the deal has officially been completed.

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