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

AAR says July volumes show some improvement

Posted 08/10 · 10:55 AM · LM Editorial
As in previous months in 2010, July rail carload totals were somewhat uneven, according to data published by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

Weekly rail volumes hit peak levels for the year, says AAR

Posted 08/06 · 08:09 AM · LM Editorial
Coming off of two straight weeks of lower volumes, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said that United States railroads hit their highest traffic levels of the year for carload and intermodal traffic during the week ending July 31.

Union Pacific opens up new Illinois intermodal terminal

Posted 08/05 · 11:42 AM · LM Editorial
In the last few days trains have begun rolling in and out of Class I railroad carrier Union Pacific’s 785-acre Joliet, Illinois Intermodal Terminal.

CN, TSI sign Service Level Agreement for Port Metro Vancouver service enhancements

Posted 08/03 · 10:16 AM · LM Editorial
Canadian National Railway and TSI Terminal Systems recently announced they have taken the next step and signed a Service Level Agreement, following a Memorandum of Understanding inked in June in an effort to draw greater volumes and enhanced service levels for shippers at Port Metro Vancouver.

AAR reports rail volumes for week ending July 24 are up

Posted 08/02 · 08:58 AM · LM Editorial
Railroad volumes for the week ending July 24 were down year-over-year and up compared to 2008, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

Southern California ports and partners getting greener

Posted 07/30 · 01:56 PM · LM Editorial
Five local maritime and cargo companies that have taken extraordinary steps to improve air quality collected honors at the third annual San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan Air Quality Awards presented by the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.
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Recognizing Rail

Posted 07/28 · 11:37 AM · LM Editorial
The U.S. House of Representa­tives unan­imously voted yesterday to support a resolution honoring America’s freight railroad industry and its employees.
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Norfolk Southern roaring back

Posted 07/28 · 11:28 AM · LM Editorial
More good news surfaced in the domestic rail sector yesterday as Norfolk Southern Corporation reported second-quarter 2010 net income earnings.

West Coast Waterfront Coalition calls for sanity

Posted 07/26 · 11:58 PM · LM Editorial
Shippers comprising the Waterfront Coalition are among those stakeholders now urging a quick conclusion of negotiations on a contract for the Office and Clerical Unit in southern California.

Infrastructure’s unsolved riddle

Posted 07/23 · 12:20 PM · LM Editorial
In case you missed it, a trio of like-minded Senators rolled out some very interesting “FREIGHT”-focused legislation yesterday.

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