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

Railroad shipping: AAR reports steady volume gains for week ending October 8

Posted 10/14 · 09:47 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 302,500—was up 2.1 percent annually and was behind the week ending October 1, which hit 312,170 carloads, and is the highest weekly carload mark for 2011, according to AAR data.

Intermodal shipping: CSX continues to make inroads on National Gateway project

Posted 10/13 · 10:27 AM · LM Editorial
Earlier this week, Class I rail carrier CSX announced that work it has made significant progress with its National Gateway project, with work either completed or construction underway at one-third of the National Gateway’s clearance projects.

Intermodal shipping: Schneider National rolls out new Canada-based, cross-border intermodal service

Posted 10/12 · 09:31 AM · LM Editorial
Company officials say this service will leverage Schneider’s more than 20 years of intermodal service into and out of Canada

Freight transportation economist says there is enough capacity to get through the current downturn

Posted 10/11 · 12:50 PM · LM Editorial
At a time when capacity tightness in some ways has become the new normal, the differences between fixed and variable capacity are different than they used to be in some ways, according to FTR Associates Partner Noel Perry.

Railroad shipping: AAR reports volumes are up for September 2011

Posted 10/07 · 03:50 PM · LM Editorial
Intermodal sets 2011 weekly record for second straight week.
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Rail shipper group takes BNSF to task over URCS and revenue adequacy determinations

Posted 09/30 · 12:53 PM · LM Editorial
The Western Coal Traffic League filed a petition with the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) requesting that the STB issue an order that would adjust the Uniform Railroad Costing System of Class I railroad carrier BNSF Railway Company.

AAR reports railroad shipping volumes are up for week ending September 24

Posted 09/30 · 10:30 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 305,133—was up 1.1 percent annually and approached the week ending April 2, which hit 305,905 carloads, marking the highest weekly carload tally since the end of 2008.

Railroad shipping: AAR reports volumes are mixed for week ending September 17

Posted 09/23 · 10:16 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 299,914—was down 1.4 percent year-over-year and was up compared to last week’s 278,382.
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Port of San Francisco to enhance cargo operations

Posted 09/23 · 09:06 AM · LM Editorial
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has announced that the Port of San Francisco was awarded $2.97 million for rail improvements aimed at improving segments of its freight rail track

Rail traffic is up slightly for week ending September 10, says AAR

Posted 09/16 · 10:21 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 278,382—was up 0.1 percent year-over-year and was down compared to the previous three weeks.

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