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Not Your Grandfather's Intermodal
Transportation of freight in containers was first recorded around 1780 to move coal along England’s Bridgewater Canal. However, "modern" intermodal rail service by a major U.S. railroad only dates back to 1936. Malcom McLean’s Sea-Land Service significantly advanced intermodalism, showing how freight could be loaded into a “container” and moved by two or more modes economically and conveniently. As with all new technologies, there were problems that slowed the growth, which influenced many potential customers to shy away from moving intermodal. Click here to download
Who’s winning transportation’s tug of war?
Results from our 23rd Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends suggest that carriers, driven by a need to maximize profitability, are at a polar opposite with shippers who are focused on reducing their costs. During this webcast our research team will examine the results and offer advice on how…
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Comprehensive coverage of rail freight/intermodal transportation management including logistics, shippers, carriers, shipping rates, tariffs, costs and rail loads and volumes.
Posted 08/19 · 12:52 PM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 292,266—was down 1.42 percent annually and ahead of the week ending August 6 at 287,329.
Posted 08/10 · 10:15 AM · LM Editorial
A report issued by Intermodal Association of North America this week shows that domestic and international intermodal volumes posted solid gains in Q2 2011
Posted 08/05 · 01:29 AM · LM Editorial
July carloads—at 1,111,682—were down 1 percent annually. Intermodal—at 895,649 trailers and containers—was up 1.3 percent compared to July 2010.
Posted 08/02 · 02:12 PM · LM Editorial
Non asset-based third-party logistics services provider Roadrunner Transportation Services (RRTS) said this week it has acquired all of the outstanding stock of The James Brooks Company for approximately $7.5 million.
Posted 08/01 · 10:43 AM · LM Editorial
Posted 07/28 · 12:02 PM · LM Editorial
Rail traffic was up slightly for the week ending July 23, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted 07/22 · 12:34 PM · LM Editorial
A new white paper from global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle points to the increasing importance of inland ports as a critical link in the global supply chain.
Posted 07/22 · 07:51 AM · LM Editorial
Rail traffic was mixed for the week ending July 16, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted 07/20 · 01:39 PM · LM Editorial
Class I railroad carrier CSX got things rolling on the tracks with record-setting second quarter earnings of $506 million and $0.46 per share for a 28 percent annual gain. This topped Wall Street estimates in the $0.44 per share range.
Posted 07/15 · 10:24 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 245,574—was down 3.2 percent year-over-year.