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

Intermodal Industry Still Strong

Posted 02/10 · 09:26 AM · SCMR Editorial
Even with myriad challenges in 2014, including harsh winter weather and the ongoing West Coast port congestion issues, intermodal volumes saw positive gains in 2014, according to the most recent edition of the Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).

IANA reports strong full-year and fourth quarter 2014 performance

Posted 02/09 · 11:52 AM · LM Editorial
Total 2014 intermodal volume—at 16,276,892 containers and trailers––saw a 4.8 percent annual increase compared to 2013. Domestic containers—at 6,444,532—were up 5.7 percent, and international containers—at 8,166,010—were up 4.4 percent. All domestic equipment at 8,110,882—was up 5.1 percent, and trailers rose 2.9 percent to 1,666,350.

Cass and Avondale data points to truckload and intermodal rate hikes in December

Posted 01/29 · 10:53 AM · LM Editorial
Truckload and intermodal pricing was up on an annual basis, according to the December edition of the Truckload and Intermodal Cost Indexes from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners.

Preliminary data from IANA points to solid volume gains in 2014

Posted 01/29 · 10:02 AM · LM Editorial
While the official numbers won’t be issued until early February in its quarterly Market Trends & Statistics report, preliminary data for the fourth quarter and full-year 2014 intermodal output from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) indicates that annual growth was intact.

Rail carload and intermodal volumes are mixed for week ending January 17, reports AAR

Posted 01/23 · 09:43 AM · LM Editorial
U.S. Carloads were up 0.3 percent annually at 290,963, and intermodal at 260,893 containers and trailers dropped 2.4 percent compared to the same week last year.

Port of Oakland stays the course

Posted 01/21 · 01:28 PM · LM Editorial
A global logistics hub envisioned for Oakland's decommissioned army base takes a big step forward beginning today. The Port of Oakland and Union Pacific Railroad start construction to link the site with UP’s main line.

AAR reports carload and intermodal gains

Posted 01/06 · 09:05 AM · LM Editorial
U.S. Carloads were up 9.2 percent at 252,100, and intermodal at 181,238 containers and trailers saw a 5.4 percent annual gain.

2015 Rate Outlook: Rates to keep pace with U.S. growth

Posted 01/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
The global economic recovery moves sluggishly forward, while the domestic picture has brightened considerably. Our leading market analysts explain how shippers should ready themselves for sustainable demand and plan for incremental rate hikes.

Tracking Progress: “Rail Renaissance” reconsideration

Posted 01/01 · 06:00 AM · LM Editorial
Over the past 20 years, we’ve heard extensive discussion about the “Railroad Renaissance,” a historical metaphor referring to the period between the Middle Ages and the Modern Era.

BNSF Becomes Big Spender

Posted 11/25 · 09:05 AM · SCMR Editorial
BNSF said that its 2015 capital expenditures will be allocated towards various areas of its business, including maintenance and expansion of the railroad to meet the expected demand for freight rail service, with 2015 representing the third straight year BNSF has invested a record annual capital expenditures investment.

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