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

STB holds hearing on Berkshire Hathaway acquisition of BNSF, regarding acquistion premium

Posted 03/26 · 02:31 PM · LM Editorial
Last week, the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) held a public hearing to explore the impact of Berkshire Hathaway’s acquisition of the BNSF Railway Company on “certain costing determinations.”

AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending March 17

Posted 03/23 · 09:21 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 278,420—was down 5.3 percent annually and slightly below the week ending March 10 at 278,728 and also below the week ending March 3 at 283,312.

AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending March 10

Posted 03/16 · 01:52 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume-at 278,728-was down 4.8 percent annually, and intermodal-at 226,039 trailers and containers—was up 4.2 percent annually.
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CN expands intermodal services out of the Port of Prince Rupert

Posted 03/14 · 09:48 AM · LM Editorial
Class I railroad carrier CN said this week it has introduced new import/export container train services between the Port of Prince Rupert, British Columbia and Calgary and Edmonton, effective June 2012.

AAR reports mixed volumes for February 2012

Posted 03/09 · 10:21 AM · LM Editorial
February carloads—at 1,410,992—were down 1.9 percent annually. And intermodal—at 1,122,458 trailers and containers—was up 2.4 percent compared to February 2011.
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Union Pacific CEO takes medical leave

Posted 03/02 · 02:36 PM · LM Editorial
Earlier today, Class I railroad carrier Union Pacific reported that Chairman, President and CEO James R. Young is taking a medical leave of absence while being treated for pancreatic cancer.

AAR reports carload and intermodal volumes are down for week ending February 25

Posted 03/02 · 09:48 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 281,644—was down 5 percent annually and slightly behind the week ending February 18 at 281,989.

Rail and intermodal volumes are down for week ending February 18, says AAR

Posted 02/24 · 10:50 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 281,989—was down 5.2 percent annually and ahead of the week ending February 11 at 279,501.

APL renews intermodal contract with Union Pacific

Posted 02/22 · 03:44 PM · LM Editorial
Officials said that the contract between the companies is a long-term agreement at competitive market rates, adding that it encompasses the intermodal operations of APL, as well as those of APL Logistics’ auto-related activities in North America.
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Organized labor trumps “Occupy” in PNW

Posted 02/13 · 10:07 AM · LM Editorial
The Puget Sound’s ocean cargo gateways are under siege by lawmakers and influence-peddling Teamsters

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