Comprehensive coverage of rail freight/intermodal transportation management including logistics, shippers, carriers, shipping rates, tariffs, costs and rail loads and volumes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted 04/04 · 09:48 AM · LM Editorial
Intermodal—at 1,025,907 containers and trailers—were up 9.9 percent, or 92,661 units, annually, and carloads—at 1,156,697—were up 3.5 percent, or 36,628 carloads, compared to March 2013.
Posted 04/01 · 08:35 AM · LM Editorial
Following its January announcement that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dublin, Ohio-based Pacer International, a freight transportation and logistics services provider and the third largest provider of intermodal services in North America, non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics said today that the deal has been completed.