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

AAR reports gains in traffic for week ending May 18

Posted 05/24 · 08:44 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 285,679—was up 1.9 percent annually, and intermodal—at 250,159 trailers and containers—was up 3.5 percent

AAR reports traffic gains for week ending May 11

Posted 05/17 · 08:17 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 280,986—was up 0.6 percent annually, and intermodal—at 248,266 trailers and containers—was up 3.9 percent.

Los Angeles City Council signs off on BNSF’s Southern California International Gateway project

Posted 05/09 · 07:30 AM · LM Editorial
Following a March decision by the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissions to recommend approval of Class I railroad carrier BNSF Railway’s Southern California International Gateway (SCIG) project, BNSF received more good news yesterday, when the Los Angeles City Council voted to approve the $500 million project.

NASSTRAC CEO panel takes close look at industry pricing dynamics

Posted 05/07 · 11:31 AM · LM Editorial
Even though the economy is clearly not running on all cylinders, things are better than they were just a few years ago, especially in related supply chain, freight transportation and logistics sectors. And as things slowly get better, pricing has returned to the forefront as a balancing act between shipper and carrier relations. That was a main takeaway at the CEO Panel of the recently-concluded NASSTRAC Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.

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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VOTE NOW! We need you to vote in the Politico Poll by April 12, 2013

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?”

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