Archive for November, 2020

US, Mexico, Canada border closures extend another month

The U.S. land borders with Mexico and Canada will remain closed for nonessential travel until at least Dec. 21, after the three countries agreed to extend the restrictions as COVID-19 surges. Officials announced the border closure extension on Thursday. Trucks will continue to move freely across the borders, as the movement of essential goods remains […]

AAR: U.S. rail intermodal had ‘best month ever’ in October

U.S. railroads logged a 2% increase in combined carload and intermodal traffic during October compared with the same month a year ago, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR) data. Although carload volume declined 6.6% to 912,722 units during the month compared with October 2019, intermodal volume climbed 10% to 1,169,874 containers and trailers. Traffic […]

Intermodal Turns a Corner In Q3

Total intermodal volumes rose 1.2% year-over-year in the third quarter of 2020, according to the Intermodal Association of North America’s Intermodal Quarterly report issued on Nov. 3. Domestic containers and trailers both gained 9.8% compared to Q3 2019, while international shipments dropped 6.5%. “Inventory replenishment and increasing e-commerce activity, along with some capacity constraints on […]