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

AAR reports mixed carload and intermodal volumes for April

Posted 05/03 · 07:25 AM · LM Editorial
April carloads—at 1,108,722—were down 4,640 carloads or 0.4 percent annually. Intermodal—at 962,019 trailers and containers—was up 15,053 units or 1.6 percent compared to April 2012.

IANA reports a 4.5 percent gain in total Q1 intermodal volumes

Posted 05/02 · 09:43 AM · LM Editorial
In the first quarter edition of its Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics Report, the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) said this week that total first quarter intermodal container and trailer movements—at 3,682,049 trailers and containers—were up 4.5 percent annually.

BNSF CEO Rose highlights importance of supply chain in national and global economy

Posted 05/01 · 11:06 AM · LM Editorial
BNSF CEO Matt Rose discusses myriad facets of supply chain in a wide-ranging keynote at last week's NASSTRAC Annual Conference.

AAR reports mixed carload and intermodal volumes for week ending April 20

Posted 04/26 · 08:02 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 276,662—was down 2 percent annually, and intermodal—at 240,698 trailers and containers—was up 0.6 percent.

AAR reports annual volume gains for week ending April 6

Posted 04/12 · 09:27 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 280,748—was up 3.7 percent annually, and intermodal—at 231,648 trailers and containers—was up 0.2 percent.
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Posted 04/11 · 12:26 PM · LM Editorial
As the Chairman of NASSTRAC’s Advocacy Committee, in concerns me when a shipper asks the following: “Why should I get informed, engaged and involved in what is happening in the transportation industry?”

March 2013 rail and intermodal volumes are mixed, says AAR

Posted 04/05 · 08:58 AM · LM Editorial
March carloads—at 1,117,427—were down 5,969 carloads or 0.5 percent annually. Intermodal—at 933,028 trailers and containers—was up 4,859 units or 0.5 percent compared to March 2012.

Norfolk Southern, CSX optimistic about 2013 outlook

Posted 04/02 · 10:18 AM · LM Editorial
A few weeks shy of their respective first quarter earnings announcements East Coast-based Class I railroads Norfolk Southern and CSX are feeling pretty good about their businesses.

AAR reports weekly carload and intermodal gains for week ending March 23

Posted 03/29 · 08:38 AM · LM Editorial
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported this week that United States carload and intermodal volumes followed last week’s lead and were both up—rather than the months-long trend of mixed—for the week ending March 23.

Moving crude oil by rail story could be more than a chapter or two

Posted 03/28 · 11:14 AM · LM Editorial
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported in February that U.S. Class I railroads originated a record 233,811 carloads of crude oil in 2012, representing a 256 percent gain (not a typo) from the 65,751 carloads of crude oil originated in 2011.

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