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

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.

Railroad shipping: AAR reports August 2011 volumes are mixed

Posted 09/08 · 03:50 PM · LM Editorial
August carloads—at 1,482,570—were down 0.3 percent annually. Intermodal—at 1,179,838 trailers and containers—was up 0.4 percent compared to August 2010.

Rail traffic is down for the week ending August 27, says AAR

Posted 09/02 · 08:43 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—299,943—was down 0.8 percent annually and was down compared to 300,521 during the week of August 20.

CSX moves forward with National Gateway expansion plans

Posted 08/30 · 10:21 AM · LM Editorial
Class I rail carrier CSX recently announced it has invested $59 million in an intermodal terminal expansion in Columbus, Ohio, which is part of the company’s National Gateway initiative.

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