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

2015 Rate Outlook: Rates to keep pace with U.S. growth

Posted 01/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
The global economic recovery moves sluggishly forward, while the domestic picture has brightened considerably. Our leading market analysts explain how shippers should ready themselves for sustainable demand and plan for incremental rate hikes.

Tracking Progress: “Rail Renaissance” reconsideration

Posted 01/01 · 06:00 AM · LM Editorial
Over the past 20 years, we’ve heard extensive discussion about the “Railroad Renaissance,” a historical metaphor referring to the period between the Middle Ages and the Modern Era.

Carload and intermodal volumes post annual gains for week ending December 6, reports AAR

Posted 12/12 · 02:39 AM · LM Editorial
Carloads were up 11.7 percent compared to the same timeframe a year ago at 311,955, and intermodal was up 2.1 percent at 268,153 container and trailers.
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November carload and intermodal volumes post annual gains in November, reports AAR

Posted 12/05 · 01:22 PM · LM Editorial
Carloads—at 1,161,820—were up 1.4 percent, or 16,396 carloads, compared to November 2013, and intermodal volumes were up 2.7 percent––or 27,463 units––at 1,035,054 containers and trailers.

2014 NITL Executive of the Year: Lots of logic and a little luck

Posted 12/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
Fully embracing the convergence of intermodalism and NAFTA, Michael Haverty says he was the right man at the right place at the right time.

Traffic on the rails is mixed for week ending November 22, reports AAR

Posted 12/01 · 12:40 PM · LM Editorial
Carloads were down 0.3 percent annually at 295,812, and intermodal units, at 269,373 containers and trailers saw a 0.7 percent annual gain.

BNSF Becomes Big Spender

Posted 11/25 · 09:05 AM · SCMR Editorial
BNSF said that its 2015 capital expenditures will be allocated towards various areas of its business, including maintenance and expansion of the railroad to meet the expected demand for freight rail service, with 2015 representing the third straight year BNSF has invested a record annual capital expenditures investment.
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BNSF to spend $6 billion on 2015 capital expenditure

Posted 11/24 · 01:47 PM · LM Editorial
BNSF said that its 2015 capital expenditures will be allocated towards various areas of its business, including maintenance and expansion of the railroad to meet the expected demand for freight rail service, with 2015 representing the third straight year BNSF has invested a record annual capital expenditures investment.

AAR reports carload and intermodal gains for week ending November 8

Posted 11/14 · 02:41 AM · LM Editorial
Carloads were up 0.2 percent at 297,694, and intermodal units, at 271,113 containers and trailers were up 2.2 percent annually.
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October intermodal volumes hit an all-time high and carloads see annual gains, says AAR

Posted 11/07 · 10:08 AM · LM Editorial
October intermodal containers and trailers hit 1,381,749 for a 4.9 percent, or a gain of 64,701 units, compared to October 2013. October’s weekly intermodal average of 276,350 containers now stands as the best weekly average for any month, while October marked the 59th consecutive month of annual intermodal gains. And on a year-to-date basis through October, the AAR said U.S. intermodal volume is up 5.5 percent at 11,459,079 units.
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