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

Canadian Pacific Railway appoints Hunter Harrison as president and CEO

Posted 06/29 · 10:47 AM · LM Editorial
In a widely anticipated move, Class I railroad carrier Canadian Pacific Railway formally named Hunter Harrison as its president and chief executive office and a member of its Board of Directors.

Rail and intermodal volumes both show gains for week ending June 23, says AAR

Posted 06/29 · 09:27 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 288,730—was up 1.4 percent annually, and intermodal volume—at 246,128 trailer and containers—were up 4.8 percent.
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U.S. District Judge grants class certification to shipper lawsuit against U.S. Class I rails

Posted 06/26 · 09:32 AM · LM Editorial
Late last week, a U.S. District judge in the District of Columbia granted class action certification to shipper plaintiffs in a lawsuit which maintains that four United States-based Class I railroads—Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern Corp., and CSX—worked together , or colluded, on fuel surcharges assessed to shippers.

LTL Q&A with UPS Freight President Jack Holmes

Posted 06/25 · 12:33 PM · LM Editorial
Last week, LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman conducted an on-stage interview with Jack Holmes, president of UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of UPS at the 10th annual eyefortransport 3PL Summit, which was held in Chicago. Holmes provided an in-depth look at the LTL sector and how LTL’s and shippers should—and could—work well together, among other topics.

AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending June 16

Posted 06/22 · 09:32 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 287,036—was down 2.5 percent annually, and intermodal was up 5.2 percent at 249,975 trailers and containers.
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U.S. seaports plan to invest $46 billion by 2017

Posted 06/19 · 06:01 AM · LM Editorial
In a recently completed survey that the American Association of Port Authorities initiated, U.S. seaport agencies and their private-sector partners plan to invest a combined $46 billion over the next five years in wide-ranging capital improvements to their marine operations and other port properties

Rail volumes are mixed for week ending June 9, reports AAR

Posted 06/15 · 09:33 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume was down 1.7 percent compared to the same week last year and intermodal volumes were up 3.8 percent.
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Lower diesel prices do not hinder intermodal

Posted 06/13 · 03:53 PM · LM Editorial
Proponents of intermodal transportation often point to fuel savings as a significant benefit of leveraging intermodal for moving freight.

Schneider National, CSX reach agreement on expanded intermodal services in Northwest Ohio

Posted 06/11 · 01:18 PM · LM Editorial
The relationship between Schneider and CSX goes back to 2008, when CSX became Schneider’s primary Eastern rail provider.

May 2012 volumes are mixed, reports Association of American Railroads

Posted 06/08 · 11:35 AM · LM Editorial
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that carload and intermodal volumes were mixed in May, continuing an uneven trend of growth on the tracks.

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