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

AAR reports annual carload and intermodal volume gains for May

Posted 06/07 · 09:07 AM · LM Editorial
Total U.S. carloads in May—at 1,401,584—were up 0.7 percent annually, marking the first time monthly carloads have been up annually in 16 months

2013 Rail/Intermodal Roundtable: Staying ahead of the pack

Posted 06/01 · 08:00 PM · LM Editorial
Rail and intermodal continue to improve service and create value for shippers despite an uneven economy engulfed in an atmosphere of political uncertainty. Our panel of top analysts maintains that the railroads are only looking at extending their lead.

Moore on Pricing: Intermodal pricing signals mixed

Posted 06/01 · 08:00 AM · LM Editorial
Shippers and third party logistics providers (3PLs) need to pay attention to domestic and major trade lane transportation prices now as the U.S. economy tries to find a higher gear.

AAR makes its case against NITL competitive switching proposal

Posted 05/31 · 05:00 AM · LM Editorial
In comments filed with the Surface Transportation Board this week, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) made its case to nix a proposal from the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) that the AAR said could result in United States Class I railroads losing revenue up to 80 percent of their entire capital budgets.

AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending May 25

Posted 05/31 · 01:56 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 281,727—was down 3.3 percent annually, and intermodal—at 248,210 trailers and containers—was up 1.4 percent compared to last year.

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.

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