More than cost drives shipper haulage strategies

Time, as much as rising drayage costs, is forcing US importers to decide between container shipping line-arranged door moves and making their own surface transport arrangements through merchant haulage, as Amazon-era demands for speed multiply.

Rail Traffic for the Week Ending December 8, 2018

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending December 8, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 570,225 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.1 percent compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the week ending December 8 were 267,000 carloads, up 0.3 […]

NS, UP enacting intermodal interline service changes

On Monday Feb. 11, 2019, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific-both of which are rolling out their own versions of Precision Scheduled Railroading-will deploy jointly developed new routing protocols for domestic and international intermodal interline services.

Rail Traffic for the Week Ending August 11, 2018

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending August 11, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 556,887 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.8 percent compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the week ending August 11 were 271,718 carloads, up 1.8 […]

Rail Traffic for the Week Ending August 4, 2018

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending August 4, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 570,995 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.2 percent compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the week ending August 4 were 279,907 carloads, up 3 […]

Strong peak season to test Mexican container capacity

Second quarter intermodal volume growth picked up where the first quarter left off: heading in the right direction and going strong. That was one of the key takeaways from the Intermodal Association of North America’s (IANA) quarterly “Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics Report,” which was released this week. (This article requires registration at the Journal […]

Rail Traffic for May and the Week Ending July 28, 2018

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 28, 2018, as well as volumes for July 2018. U.S. railroads originated 1,048,293 carloads in July 2018, up 3.5 percent, or 35,208 carloads, from July 2017. U.S. railroads also originated 1,108,142 containers and trailers in July 2018, up 6.9 […]

IANA reports solid second quarter intermodal volumes

Second quarter intermodal volume growth picked up where the first quarter left off: heading in the right direction and going strong. That was one of the key takeaways from theIntermodal Association of North America’s (IANA) quarterly “Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics Report,” which was released this week.