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

Intermodal shipping: IANA reports strong first quarter intermodal volumes

Posted 05/17 · 10:26 AM · LM Editorial
First quarter intermodal loadings—3,292,291—were up 9.0 percent annually, as were the four major intermodal equipment categories tracked by IANA.

Intermodal is up and carloads are down for week ending May 7, says AAR

Posted 05/13 · 08:08 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume was down 0.1 percent in the East and down 4.2 percent out West. Carloads on a year-to-date basis are at 5,233,086 for a 3.4 percent annual gain.

AAR reports April volumes are mixed compared to 2010

Posted 05/09 · 12:32 PM · LM Editorial
As has been the case in recent weeks, rail carload and intermodal volumes were somewhat mixed in April, according to data from the Association of American Railroads (AAR). April rail carloads—at 1,117277—were down 0.2 percent compared to April 2010 and up 2.5 percent compared to March 2011 on a seasonally-adjusted basis

AAR reports mixed volume results for week ending April 30

Posted 05/06 · 07:16 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 295,347—was flat on an annual basis, and intermodal volumes for the week ending April 30 at 229,677 trailers and containers were up 7.8 percent year-over-year.

Norfolk Southern breaks ground on its new Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility

Posted 05/02 · 03:50 PM · LM Editorial
Company officials said the $105 million facility is part of the $2.5 billion Crescent Corridor initiative. It is expected to be open in late 2012 and will be built on 380 acres. It is expected to create 6,200 jobs in the Memphis region over the next ten years and is expected to handle 327,000 containers and trailers annually.

Transportation Best Practices: Intermodal looks marvelous!

Posted 05/01 · 08:13 AM · LM Editorial
The red-hot intermodal sector is “in fashion” these days as shippers opt for lower rates at near-truck service levels. Our intrepid trucking correspondent examines the factors driving this impressive growth as well as how logistics professionals are using the option as part of their 2011 transportation tool kit.

Rail and intermodal volumes see slight sequential declines, says AAR

Posted 04/29 · 07:41 AM · LM Editorial
Like the preceding week, rail traffic was mixed for the week ending April 23 compared to last year, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

Q&A: Werner’s Leathers shares insights on industry issues

Posted 04/28 · 07:44 AM · LM Editorial
At last week’s NASSTRAC Logistics Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla., LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman had an opportunity to speak with Leathers about myriad industry-related topics, including energy prices, modal shifts, and government regulation, among others.

Rail shipment issues cited in WSJ report are a matter of network velocity

Posted 04/25 · 08:42 AM · LM Editorial
When a Wall Street Journal article reported that rail shipping woes were impacting auto deliveries, industry experts told LM the situation is not as dire as it seems.

Rail traffic is slightly mixed on an annual basis for week ending April 16, says AAR

Posted 04/22 · 08:19 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 295,426—was down 0.3 percent compared to last year, and intermodal was up 9.8 percent at 230,460 trailers and containers.

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