Comprehensive coverage of rail freight/intermodal transportation management including logistics, shippers, carriers, shipping rates, tariffs, costs and rail loads and volumes.
Posted 03/01 · 03:59 PM · LM Editorial
Our panel of trucking analysts takes a deep dive into the federal regulations that are driving increased cost pressures on carriers—and, in turn, driving up rates on shippers.
Posted 02/10 · 09:59 AM · LM Editorial
I recently had the pleasure of participating in Logistics Management’s 2015 Rate Outlook webcast. During the 45 minute discussion our panel of top economic and transportation market analysts examined the current state of transportation rate structures, and where we are likely to see them head in 2015.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted 01/16 · 09:45 AM · LM Editorial
U.S. Carloads were up 7.5 percent at 276,573, and intermodal at 240,947 containers and trailers was up 2.1 percent annually.
Posted 01/09 · 11:26 AM · LM Editorial
In a year in which United States-based railroads saw more than its fair share of issues, due largely to poor weather, congestion and service problems, annual growth was solid, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).