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

AAR reports annual gains in October for carloads and intermodal volumes

Posted 11/08 · 12:18 PM · LM Editorial
October carloads—at 1,443,609—were up 1.5 percent—or 21,059 carloads— annually, and intermodal volumes were impressive, rising 6.8 percent (or 84,120 units) to 1,317,601 containers and trailers.

Intermodal volumes up nearly 5 percent in Q3, according to IANA report

Posted 11/01 · 10:03 AM · LM Editorial
Total intermodal container and trailer movements in the third quarter were up a cumulative 4.7 percent at 4,010,582. As has been the case for several quarters running, domestic containers showed the highest growth rate, increasing 9.4 percent annually to 1,557,084. This was ahead of the second quarter’s 9.0 percent annual increase and shy of the first quarter’s 10.2 percent gain.
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AAR reports annual carload and intermodal gains for week ending October 19

Posted 10/25 · 11:53 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 289.256—was up 0.2 percent, and intermodal—at 264,687 trailers and containers— was up 4.3 percent.

CSX posts strong third quarter earnings results

Posted 10/16 · 01:10 PM · LM Editorial
Class I railroad carrier CSX yesterday reported third quarter net earnings of $463 million and $0.46 per share, which was up 1.7 percent annually and beat Wall Street estimates of $0.43 per share.

Cass and Avondale report mixed truckload and intermodal rates for September

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.

Hub Group lowers third quarter earnings forecast

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.
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September carloads and intermodal units post annual gains, says AAR

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.

Intermodal: Getting serious about multi-modal optimization

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?

Moore on Pricing: Who’s your DIM?

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.

AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending September 21

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.
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