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AAR reports steady rail traffic

Posted 06/17 · 09:17 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 290,181—was up 0.3 percent over last year, and ahead of the weeks ending June 3 and May 28 at 273,584 and 288,049, respectively. It was also behind the week ending April 2, which hit 305,905 carloads, marking the highest weekly carload tally since the end of 2008.
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State of Logistics: Slow growth, ‘elusive’ recovery

Posted 06/15 · 10:50 AM · LM Editorial
Business logistics costs rose 10.4 percent last year, totaling $1.21 trillion, which is about what American businesses paid for freight transport in 2010, according to the authoritative 22nd annual State of Logistics report released Wednesday.

Intermodal shipping: Hub Group subsidiary acquires Domestic Transport Inc.

Posted 06/13 · 08:55 AM · LM Editorial
Freight transportation and logistics services provider Hub Group Inc. said today that earlier this month its Comtrak Logistics Inc. subsidiary, which offers national drayage and truckload services, acquired Domestic Transport Inc., a Pacific, Washington-based provider of intermodal drayage services.

Intermodal shipping: CP set to move intermodal operations to Global Transportation Hub by late 2012

Posted 06/13 · 08:06 AM · LM Editorial
Class I railroad carrier Canadian Pacific (CP) recently announced it will be a tenant at the Western Canada-based Global Transportation Hub (GTH). CP’s plans for a new intermodal facility at the Global Transportation Hub were announced in December, 2007.

Rail traffic showed shows annual gains for week ending June 3, says AAR

Posted 06/10 · 01:07 PM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 273,584—was up 1.1 percent annually, but behind the week ending May 28 at 288,049 and the weeks ending May 21 and May 14 at 295,148 and 294,271l, respectively. It was also behind the week ending April 2, which hit 305,905 carloads, marking the highest weekly carload tally since the end of 2008.

AAR May carload and intermodal data is up and down

Posted 06/09 · 07:45 AM · LM Editorial
Railroad carload traffic in May was flat year-over-year with a 0.5 percent annual gain, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Intermodal saw steady gains compared to last year.

Norfolk Southern breaks ground on new Birmingham Regional Intermodal Facility

Posted 06/07 · 12:25 PM · LM Editorial
NS officials said the $97.5 million facility is part of the $2.5 billion Crescent Corridor initiative, which aims to establish an efficient, high-capacity intermodal freight rail route between the Gulf Coast and the North East. This facility, which is located on a 316-acre site in McCalla, Alabama, is expected to open in late 2012.

Rail traffic showed steady gains for the week ending May 28, says AAR

Posted 06/03 · 07:41 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 288,049—was up 0.7 percent compared to the same timeframe last year and is behind the week ending May 21 at 295,148 and the week ending May 14 at 294,271. It was also behind the week ending April 2, which hit 305,905 carloads, marking the highest weekly carload tally since the end of 2008.

BTS reports surface trade with NAFTA partners is up 15.6 percent in March, breaks $80 billion

Posted 05/31 · 11:22 AM · LM Editorial
The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 15.6 percent in March 2011 compared to March 2010 increasing to $80.8 billion.

AAR reports strong rail carload and intermodal volumes for week ending May 21

Posted 05/27 · 08:16 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 295,148—was up 2.3 percent compared to the same timeframe last year and slightly ahead of the week ending May 14 at 294,271. It was also behind the week ending April 2, which hit 305,905 carloads, marking the highest weekly carload tally since the end of 2008.

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