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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
What’s Needed for Supply Chain Execution Convergence?
During this webcast we'll explore how supply chain execution convergence (SCEC) helps break down the barriers resulting from disparate, fragmented technology solutions allowing you to more effectively serve customers, adapt to changing business cycles, and save both money and resources.
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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 08/26 · 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.
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.
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).