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

Rail volumes remain mixed for week ending May 19, says AAR

Posted 05/24 · 12:04 PM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 280,565—was down 5 percent annually. Intermodal volumes—at 241,664 trailers and containers—were up 3.1 percent .
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AAR reports another week of mixed volumes

Posted 05/18 · 10:12 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 279,063—was down 5.2 percent annually, and intermodal at 238,980 trailers and containers—were up 3.1 percent annually

Canadian Pacific Railway CEO Green is out following proxy vote by company’s largest shareholder

Posted 05/17 · 12:58 PM · LM Editorial
Class I railroad carrier Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. said ahead of its annual shareholder meeting earlier today that Fred Green, president and CEO, has left the company. This move comes in the wake of a proxy vote by activist investor Bill Ackman, head of Pershing Square Capital Management, and the single largest CP shareholder with a 14.1 percent stake in the company.

Rate update

Posted 05/11 · 12:16 PM · LM Editorial
Data from Cass Information Systems in conjunction with investment firm Avondale Partners mostly showed gains for both truckload and intermodal rates in April.

Schneider National, BNSF Railway extend intermodal services agreement

Posted 05/11 · 10:15 AM · LM Editorial
Schneider National and BNSF Railway have inked a new, multi-year agreement in which BNSF will continue to serve as one of Schneider’s primary rail providers for intermodal service.

AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending May 5

Posted 05/11 · 08:30 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 276,136—was down 2 percent annually, and intermodal volumes—at 239,031 trailers and containers—were up 3 percent annually.

AAR reports April 2012 carloads are down and intermodal is up annually

Posted 05/04 · 08:38 AM · LM Editorial
April carloads—at 1,113,105—were down 64,335 carloads or 5.5 percent annually. Intermodal—at 946,951 trailers and containers—was up 32,505 units or 3.6 percent compared to April 2011.
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Intermodal education

Posted 05/03 · 08:37 AM · LM Editorial
Travel can be broadening, especially when it comes to learning about global logistics

2012 Rail/Intermodal Roundtable: Rail’s new golden era

Posted 05/01 · 08:00 PM · LM Editorial
Savvy shippers have found ways to put the nation’s rails back to work—and the railroads have flourished. But while current market conditions are favorable for shippers, questions remain over how the nation’s rail and intermodal network will respond when volume ratchets up past pre-recession levels.

Moore on Pricing: Increasing the intermodal mix

Posted 05/01 · 04:45 AM · LM Editorial
in 2012, the prudent shipper has to be looking for options to traditional long-haul trucking in an attempt to control costs and ensure that capacity is available to sustain operations.

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