Rail Freight

By Jeff Berman · July 1, 2013
Staying steady during uneven times
By Michael Levans · July 1, 2013
Looking for a great way to kick off your summer reading? Well, look no further than page 28. Once again, we’ve devoted a sizable portion of our July issue to putting the Annual State of Logistics Report into context for shippers.
By LM Staff · June 21, 2013
Weekly carload volume—at 288,879—was up 0.5 percent compared to a year ago, and intermodal—at 254,266 trailers and containers—saw a 1.7 percent annual gain.
By LM Staff · June 14, 2013
Carload volume—at 278,249—was down 2.8 percent annually, and intermodal—at 252,641 trailers and containers—was up 2.5 percent annually.
By Jeff Berman · June 1, 2013
Rail and intermodal continue to improve service and create value for shippers despite an uneven economy engulfed in an atmosphere of political uncertainty. Our panel of top analysts maintains that the railroads are only looking at extending their lead.
By Jeff Berman · May 31, 2013
In comments filed with the Surface Transportation Board this week, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) made its case to nix a proposal from the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) that the AAR said could result in United States Class I railroads losing revenue up to 80 percent of their entire capital budgets.
By LM Staff · April 12, 2013
Carload volume—at 280,748—was up 3.7 percent annually, and intermodal—at 231,648 trailers and containers—was up 0.2 percent.
By Jeff Berman · April 2, 2013
A few weeks shy of their respective first quarter earnings announcements East Coast-based Class I railroads Norfolk Southern and CSX are feeling pretty good about their businesses.
By Jeff Berman · March 28, 2013
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported in February that U.S. Class I railroads originated a record 233,811 carloads of crude oil in 2012, representing a 256 percent gain (not a typo) from the 65,751 carloads of crude oil originated in 2011.
By Jeff Berman · March 1, 2013
Carload volume—at 278,059—was down 1.2 percent annually, and intermodal volume—at 238,083 containers and trailers—was up 11 percent.
By LM Staff · February 8, 2013
January carloads—at 1,339,604—were down 6.3 percent annually. Intermodal—at 1,168,630 trailers and containers—was up 5.3 percent compared to January 2012.
By Jeff Berman · February 5, 2013
Class I railroad carrier Canadian Pacific (CP) said this week that Keith Creel has been named president and COO, effective today. Creel joins CP from Canadian National Railway Company (CN), where he served as vice president and chief operating officer.
By Jeff Berman · January 11, 2013
Carload volume—at 241,682—was down 12.1 percent annually, Intermodal volumes—at 178,317 trailers and containers—were down 8 percent.
By Jeff Berman · January 7, 2013
2012 carload volume at 14,682,219 was down 3.1 percent compared to 2011’s 15,155,992, and intermodal volume at 12,267,336 trailers and containers was up 3.2 percent compared to 2011’s 11,892,431
By Jeff Berman · December 17, 2012
Heads of NITL and AAR discuss differences over railroad switching at RailTrends conference.

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