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

Chaos reigns in the logistics landscape

Posted 08/30 · 09:25 AM · LM Editorial
Looking at the logistics landscape, it appears that September should be very telling on a number of fronts in terms of how the fourth quarter and beyond may shape up, coupled with numerous legislative efforts on the table (or not, given the current political climate).

Rail traffic is up for the week ending August 20, says AAR

Posted 08/26 · 09:15 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 300,521—was up 1.1 percent annually, and it was ahead of the week ending August 13, which hit 292,266 and the week ending August 6 at 287,329.

Railroad shipping: Proposed Positive Train Control changes could be good news for carriers

Posted 08/24 · 02:19 AM · LM Editorial
The proposed changes would provide greater flexibility to railroads and the FRA in assessing the need for PTC without adversely affecting the safety of America’s rail lines.

Rail traffic is mixed for the week ending August 13, says AAR

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.
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IANA reports “surge” in domestic container volumes

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
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Railroad shipping: AAR reports July 2011 volumes are mixed

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.

Roadrunner Transportation Services acquires The James Brooks Company

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.

Transportation pricing trends - August 2011

Posted 08/01 · 10:43 AM · LM Editorial

AAR says weekly volumes show slight gains

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).
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Case for inland ports is gaining traction, says Jones Lang LaSalle report

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.

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