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

Phase One of National Gateway project is completed

Posted 09/10 · 09:28 AM · LM Editorial
With the first phase complete, the coalition said that now enables the ability for the National Gateway to provide double-stack intermodal rail service between CSX’ terminal in Chambersburg, Pa. and its state-of-the-art Northwest Ohio hub facility.

Record month for intermodal paces AAR August volumes

Posted 09/06 · 01:16 PM · LM Editorial
Intermodal in August marked the single ever best monthly performance for the mode at 1,031,179 containers and trailers, according to AAR data. This was up 4.4 percent—or 43,398 units—compared to August 2012.

AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending August 10

Posted 08/16 · 08:35 AM · LM Editorial
Carload and intermodal volumes were mixed for the week ending August 10, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

U.S.-based Class I railroads get welcome news in fuel surcharge case

Posted 08/12 · 12:57 PM · LM Editorial
The four United States-based Class I railroads received good news late last week, when the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed a June 2012 decision by a U.S. District judge in the District of Columbia that maintained Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern, and CSX worked together—or colluded—on fuel surcharges assessed to shippers.

IANA reports a 2.4 percent gain in total Q2 intermodal volumes

Posted 08/06 · 01:13 PM · LM Editorial
The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) reported this week in its Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report that total second quarter intermodal container and trailer movements showed annual growth, albeit not at the levels seen in the first quarter, with total movements—at 3,885,581 trailers and containers—up 2.4 percent annually.

Quest for Quality Rail/Intermodal: Full steam ahead

Posted 08/01 · 08:25 PM · LM Editorial
Despite an uneven economy and an atmosphere of political uncertainly that has put several freight transportation modes on shaky ground, shippers continue to find that rail and intermodal service providers are chugging forward, improving service, and creating value despite the well-publicized challenges.

Q&A: Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. President and CEO Mark DiBlasi

Posted 08/01 · 10:45 AM · LM Editorial
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. President and CEO Mark DiBlasi about the company's acquisition strategy and market trends.

AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending July 20

Posted 07/26 · 07:02 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 277,933—was down 3 percent annually, and intermodal was up 2.8 percent annually at 253,424 trailers and containers.

AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending July 13

Posted 07/19 · 08:32 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 277,132—was down 3.1 percent annually, and intermodal was up 0.9 percent annually at 248,201 trailers and containers.

CSX reports strong second quarter earnings

Posted 07/17 · 01:57 PM · LM Editorial
Class I railroad carrier CSX today reported second quarter net earnings of $535 million and $0.52 per share, which was up four percent annually and beat Wall Street estimates of $0.47 per share.

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