Comprehensive coverage of rail freight/intermodal transportation management including logistics, shippers, carriers, shipping rates, tariffs, costs and rail loads and volumes.
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.
Posted 10/16 · 01:10 PM · LM Editorial
Class I railroad carrier CSX yesterday reported third quarter net earnings of $463 million and $0.46 per share, which was up 1.7 percent annually and beat Wall Street estimates of $0.43 per share.
Posted 10/16 · 10:39 AM · LM Editorial
September truckload rates were up 1.7 percent compared to September 2012 and up 2.7 percent compared to August, and intermodal rates were down 0.5 percent annually in September and fell 1.2 percent from August.