Filed in Rail Freight
Monday, June 01, 2015
Faced with service issues and declining performance metrics, rail and intermodal providers are keeping investment levels at record highs as they continue to work through the current challenges to get back to pre-recession performance levels.
Even casual observers of the freight transportation market are finding it difficult to avoid the success that the rail intermodal sector is experiencing. In fact, most of America is catching sporadic television advertising showcasing the sustainability and productivity benefits the mode offers U.S. business—Union Pacific’s well-produced spot caught my eye during a recent broadcast of a baseball game.
The Americas are seeing old rules of thumb fall to the wayside in intermodal freight movements as new services and new levels of activity are reached. Shippers should take note as carriers are adjusting to a higher level of intermodal commerce.
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
U.S. Carloads were up 9.2 percent at 252,100, and intermodal at 181,238 containers and trailers saw a 5.4 percent annual gain.
Thursday, January 01, 2015
The global economic recovery moves sluggishly forward, while the domestic picture has brightened considerably. Our leading market analysts explain how shippers should ready themselves for sustainable demand and plan for incremental rate hikes.
Over the past 20 years, we’ve heard extensive discussion about the “Railroad Renaissance,” a historical metaphor referring to the period between the Middle Ages and the Modern Era.
Monday, November 24, 2014
BNSF said that its 2015 capital expenditures will be allocated towards various areas of its business, including maintenance and expansion of the railroad to meet the expected demand for freight rail service, with 2015 representing the third straight year BNSF has invested a record annual capital expenditures investment.
Saturday, November 01, 2014
Once again, major shippers are asking the U.S. Congress and the Surface Transportation Board to help them counterbalance the rail industry juggernaut with easily accessible rate reasonableness testing and service regulation (Senate Bill 2777).
Friday, August 01, 2014
Through record-high investments and a sharp focus on service, rail and intermodal providers are still delivering on their service promise to shippers—and doing it with improved efficiency, say LM
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Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Rollercoaster demand levels and uneven freight volumes in 2013 created havoc in one of the more complicated years on record. In 2014, shippers will need to manage with all the savvy and experience that they can muster to get the capacity they need at a rate that’s fair.