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

Intermodal: Getting serious about multi-modal optimization

Posted 10/01 · 08:00 PM · LM Editorial
Intermodal is becoming increasingly more viable as logistics managers find themselves under pressure to keep costs down and improve supply chain operations. But how can shippers wring out its full value?

Moore on Pricing: Who’s your DIM?

Posted 10/01 · 08:00 AM · LM Editorial
What’s a dim? It’s your domestic intermodal manager. If you don’t have one you might need one soon. Or better yet, you might want to consider a cross-functional team knowledgeable on domestic intermodal management.

AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending September 21

Posted 09/27 · 10:03 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 288,160—was down 1.5 percent compared to the same week a year ago, and intermodal was down 3.4 percent annually at 262,897 trailers and containers.

AAR reports weekly gains for intermodal and carloads for week ending September 14

Posted 09/20 · 09:45 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 296,221—was up 1.5 percent annually, and intermodal was up 4.9 percent annually at 296,221 trailers and containers.

AAR reports gains in carloads and intermodal loadings for week ending September 7

Posted 09/13 · 09:03 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 278,594—was up 2.2 percent annually, and intermodal was up 6.7 percent annually at 228,899 trailers and containers.

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.

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