Comprehensive coverage of rail freight/intermodal transportation management including logistics, shippers, carriers, shipping rates, tariffs, costs and rail loads and volumes.
Posted 01/06 · 03:33 AM · LM Editorial
XPO Logistics said today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dublin, Ohio-based Pacer International, a freight transportation and logistics services provider and the third largest provider of intermodal services in North America.
Posted 01/03 · 04:41 AM · LM Editorial
Carloads—at 230,293—were up 8.1 percent annually, and intermodal—at 172,396 trailers and containers—was up 10.6 percent.
Posted 01/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
With the exception of parcel, freight transportation rates will only make incremental gains in 2014. However, our top market analysts tell us that controlling total landed costs by using a variety of modes is now imperative.
Posted 12/13 · 01:24 AM · LM Editorial
Carloads—at 279,213—were off 4.4 percent annually, and intermodal—at 262,765 trailers and containers—was up 9.4 percent.
Posted 12/06 · 08:16 AM · LM Editorial
Carloads—at 1,145,353—were up 1.3 percent, and intermodal—at 1,007,549 trailers and containers—was up 7.8 percent.
Posted 11/25 · 04:36 PM · LM Editorial
A student team fielded by the University of North Texas (UNT) won the Intermodal Association of North America’s (IANA) third annual Intermodal Challenge, earning national recognition for their university through IANA’s growing young professionals development program.
Posted 11/15 · 02:18 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 297,581—was up 4.9 percent annually, and intermodal—at 265,259 trailers and containers—was up 6.3 percent.
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.
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.
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.