Comprehensive coverage of rail freight/intermodal transportation management including logistics, shippers, carriers, shipping rates, tariffs, costs and rail loads and volumes.
Posted 10/16 · 10:39 AM · LM Editorial
September truckload rates were up 1.7 percent compared to September 2012 and up 2.7 percent compared to August, and intermodal rates were down 0.5 percent annually in September and fell 1.2 percent from August.
Posted 10/10 · 01:02 PM · LM Editorial
Intermodal, highway and logistics services provider Hub Group Inc. said this week that it is lowering its expected earnings per share for the third quarter to be between $0.48-$0.51, down from previous Wall Street expectations ranging from $0.52-$0.57. And it also lowered full-year 2013 earnings to $1.85-$1.95 from $2.02.
Posted 10/04 · 09:05 AM · LM Editorial
The AAR reported that September carloads—at 1,159,784—were up 0.7 percent over September 2012, and intermodal containers and trailers were up 4.4 percent annually with 1,027,522 containers and trailers.
Posted 10/01 · 08:00 PM · LM Editorial
Intermodal is becoming increasingly more viable as logistics managers find themselves under pressure to keep costs down and improve supply chain operations. But how can shippers wring out its full value?
Posted 10/01 · 08:00 AM · LM Editorial
What’s a dim? It’s your domestic intermodal manager. If you don’t have one you might need one soon. Or better yet, you might want to consider a cross-functional team knowledgeable on domestic intermodal management.
Posted 09/27 · 10:03 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 288,160—was down 1.5 percent compared to the same week a year ago, and intermodal was down 3.4 percent annually at 262,897 trailers and containers.
Posted 09/20 · 09:45 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 296,221—was up 1.5 percent annually, and intermodal was up 4.9 percent annually at 296,221 trailers and containers.
Posted 09/13 · 09:03 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 278,594—was up 2.2 percent annually, and intermodal was up 6.7 percent annually at 228,899 trailers and containers.
Posted 09/10 · 09:28 AM · LM Editorial
With the first phase complete, the coalition said that now enables the ability for the National Gateway to provide double-stack intermodal rail service between CSX’ terminal in Chambersburg, Pa. and its state-of-the-art Northwest Ohio hub facility.
Posted 09/06 · 01:16 PM · LM Editorial
Intermodal in August marked the single ever best monthly performance for the mode at 1,031,179 containers and trailers, according to AAR data. This was up 4.4 percent—or 43,398 units—compared to August 2012.