Intermodal

By Jeff Berman · January 6, 2014
XPO Logistics said today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dublin, Ohio-based Pacer International, a freight transportation and logistics services provider and the third largest provider of intermodal services in North America.
By LM Staff · January 3, 2014
Carloads—at 230,293—were up 8.1 percent annually, and intermodal—at 172,396 trailers and containers—was up 10.6 percent.
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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.
By LM Staff · December 13, 2013
Carloads—at 279,213—were off 4.4 percent annually, and intermodal—at 262,765 trailers and containers—was up 9.4 percent.
By Jeff Berman · December 6, 2013
Carloads—at 1,145,353—were up 1.3 percent, and intermodal—at 1,007,549 trailers and containers—was up 7.8 percent.
By Patrick Burnson · November 25, 2013
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.
By LM Staff · November 15, 2013
Carload volume—at 297,581—was up 4.9 percent annually, and intermodal—at 265,259 trailers and containers—was up 6.3 percent.
By Jeff Berman · November 8, 2013
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.
By Jeff Berman · November 1, 2013
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.
By LM Staff · October 25, 2013
Carload volume—at 289.256—was up 0.2 percent, and intermodal—at 264,687 trailers and containers— was up 4.3 percent.
By Jeff Berman · October 16, 2013
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.
By Jeff Berman · October 16, 2013
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.
By Jeff Berman · October 10, 2013
Intermodal, highway and logistics services provider Hub Group Inc. said this week that it is lowering its expected earnings per share for the third quarter to be between $0.48-$0.51, down from previous Wall Street expectations ranging from $0.52-$0.57. And it also lowered full-year 2013 earnings to $1.85-$1.95 from $2.02.
By Jeff Berman · October 4, 2013
The AAR reported that September carloads—at 1,159,784—were up 0.7 percent over September 2012, and intermodal containers and trailers were up 4.4 percent annually with 1,027,522 containers and trailers.
By Brooks Bentz · October 1, 2013
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?

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