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

Intermodal service issues are starting to get ironed out, say industry experts

Posted 03/12 · 01:33 AM · LM Editorial
Intermodal service conditions have been showing positive progress since late November and seem poised for growth.
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North Carolina’s shippers may soon have enhanced logistics network

Posted 03/04 · 05:01 PM · LM Editorial
Transportation stakeholders reliant on North Carolina’s major seaports are welcoming news this week, which outlines plans to enhance the intermodal and cold chain network in the region.
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Ports of LA/Long Beach launch container chassis scheme

Posted 03/02 · 01:02 PM · LM Editorial
As U.S. West Coast ports begin to address their critical congestion issues, an innovative approach is being launched at San Pedro Bay.
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Trucking Regulation: Carriers push back, shippers to pay

Posted 03/01 · 03:59 PM · LM Editorial
Our panel of trucking analysts takes a deep dive into the federal regulations that are driving increased cost pressures on carriers—and, in turn, driving up rates on shippers.

LM’s “2015 Rate Outlook” webcast generates more compelling questions on rail and intermodal

Posted 02/10 · 09:59 AM · LM Editorial
I recently had the pleasure of participating in Logistics Management’s 2015 Rate Outlook webcast. During the 45 minute discussion our panel of top economic and transportation market analysts examined the current state of transportation rate structures, and where we are likely to see them head in 2015.
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Intermodal Industry Still Strong

Posted 02/10 · 09:26 AM · SCMR Editorial
Even with myriad challenges in 2014, including harsh winter weather and the ongoing West Coast port congestion issues, intermodal volumes saw positive gains in 2014, according to the most recent edition of the Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).

IANA reports strong full-year and fourth quarter 2014 performance

Posted 02/09 · 11:52 AM · LM Editorial
Total 2014 intermodal volume—at 16,276,892 containers and trailers––saw a 4.8 percent annual increase compared to 2013. Domestic containers—at 6,444,532—were up 5.7 percent, and international containers—at 8,166,010—were up 4.4 percent. All domestic equipment at 8,110,882—was up 5.1 percent, and trailers rose 2.9 percent to 1,666,350.
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Cass and Avondale data points to truckload and intermodal rate hikes in December

Posted 01/29 · 10:53 AM · LM Editorial
Truckload and intermodal pricing was up on an annual basis, according to the December edition of the Truckload and Intermodal Cost Indexes from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners.

Preliminary data from IANA points to solid volume gains in 2014

Posted 01/29 · 10:02 AM · LM Editorial
While the official numbers won’t be issued until early February in its quarterly Market Trends & Statistics report, preliminary data for the fourth quarter and full-year 2014 intermodal output from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) indicates that annual growth was intact.
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Rail carload and intermodal volumes are mixed for week ending January 17, reports AAR

Posted 01/23 · 09:43 AM · LM Editorial
U.S. Carloads were up 0.3 percent annually at 290,963, and intermodal at 260,893 containers and trailers dropped 2.4 percent compared to the same week last year.

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