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

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Posted 04/11 · 12:26 PM · LM Editorial
As the Chairman of NASSTRAC’s Advocacy Committee, in concerns me when a shipper asks the following: “Why should I get informed, engaged and involved in what is happening in the transportation industry?”

March 2013 rail and intermodal volumes are mixed, says AAR

Posted 04/05 · 08:58 AM · LM Editorial
March carloads—at 1,117,427—were down 5,969 carloads or 0.5 percent annually. Intermodal—at 933,028 trailers and containers—was up 4,859 units or 0.5 percent compared to March 2012.

Norfolk Southern, CSX optimistic about 2013 outlook

Posted 04/02 · 10:18 AM · LM Editorial
A few weeks shy of their respective first quarter earnings announcements East Coast-based Class I railroads Norfolk Southern and CSX are feeling pretty good about their businesses.

AAR reports weekly carload and intermodal gains for week ending March 23

Posted 03/29 · 08:38 AM · LM Editorial
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported this week that United States carload and intermodal volumes followed last week’s lead and were both up—rather than the months-long trend of mixed—for the week ending March 23.

Moving crude oil by rail story could be more than a chapter or two

Posted 03/28 · 11:14 AM · LM Editorial
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported in February that U.S. Class I railroads originated a record 233,811 carloads of crude oil in 2012, representing a 256 percent gain (not a typo) from the 65,751 carloads of crude oil originated in 2011.

AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending March 9

Posted 03/15 · 08:36 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 276,698—was down 0.9 percent, and intermodal—at 235,174 containers and trailers—was up 4 percent annually.

AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending February 23

Posted 03/01 · 01:20 PM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 278,059—was down 1.2 percent annually, and intermodal volume—at 238,083 containers and trailers—was up 11 percent.
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Q&A: APL Logistics Vice President, Land Transport, Dave Howland

Posted 02/27 · 01:05 PM · LM Editorial
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Dave Howland, vice president, Land Transport, for APL Logistics, to get his take on all things intermodal, the mode’s growth prospects, and how a slowly improving economy can pave the way for more intermodal success down the road.

Con-way subsidiaries introduce new U.S.-Mexico intermodal service

Posted 02/20 · 12:56 PM · LM Editorial
Two subsidiaries of freight and global logistics and transportation service provider Con-way Inc.—Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal—have rolled out a new intermodal service geared towards North American shippers.

IANA report points to strong Q4 and full-year 2012 intermodal performance

Posted 02/08 · 11:43 AM · LM Editorial
IANA said that 2012 was a record year for intermodal container movements at roughly 13,108,672 million, which topped 2011 by 5.9 percent and the previous high in 2007 by 9.8 percent.

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