Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Spurred by ongoing gains on the domestic container front, intermodal volumes for the third quarter of this year resulted in annual gains for the seventh straight quarter, according to third quarter Market Trends report published by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).
Posted on 11/08 at 12:20 PM
Following the first half of 2011, which showed some signs of increasing transportation and logistics merger & acquisition activity, third quarter activity took a bit of a step back, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) quarterly report “Intersections: Second Quarter 2011 global transportation and logistics industry mergers and acquisitions analysis.”
Additive manufacturing (AM) is the umbrella term for technologies that fabricate products by building up thin layers of materials from three-dimensional, computer-aided designs. A subset of these technologies, 3D printing builds objects on machines that “print” successive layers of materials such as molten plastic.
Monday, November 07, 2011
“What Do Shippers Want?- Global and National Perspectives” may sound Freudian, but it is certainly not rhetorical
While the economic recovery has had its fair share of stops and starts, it may be happening again in earnest on the railways. That is the consensus from John Lanigan, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at BNSF Railway.
When holiday shopping season picks up, December 12 and December 22 could shape up to be two of its busiest days.
October carloads—at 1,215,627—were up 1.7 percent annually. And intermodal—at 975,566 trailers and containers—was up 3.6 percent compared to October 2010.
This hub expansion was built on 19 acres and involved widening the existing parking apron to allow for nine additional wide-body aircrafts and nine new aircraft gates.
Despite recent actions taken by the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) to address an onerous situation, “captive shippers” will continue to pay a monopoly tax on their rail shipments
Posted on 11/07 at 09:51 AM
Rail Freight •
Friday, November 04, 2011
The October 2011 edition of the Cass Freight Index showed signs of mixed messages, when it comes to figuring out freight trends. While freight shipments and expenditures were up annually, they were both down from September in another sign that the economic recovery is both gradual and unpredictable.