Intermodal

By Jeff Berman · March 17, 2017
Carloads headed up 4.3 percent annually to 253,664, and intermodal containers and trailers were up 4.5 percent annually at 256,974.
By Patrick Burnson · March 14, 2017
INTTRA, a global trade platform for the ocean cargo industry, has announced the purchase Belgium-based Avantida in a bid to provide shippers with coordination of land and ocean container movements.
By Jeff Berman · March 7, 2017
What was widely expected in freight railroad and intermodal circles became official yesterday, when Class I railroad carrier CSX officially announced that E. Hunter Harrison was named CEO of Jacksonville, Fla.-based CSX. With Harrison now in as CEO at CSX, he takes over for Michael Ward, who retired from CSX last month and is now serving as a consultant for the company, according to CSX.
By Jeff Berman · March 6, 2017
Carloads were up 6.7 percent, or 65,141, to 1,044,040, and intermodal containers and trailers in February at 1,068,439, rose 1.8 percent, or 19,350 units, compared to February 2016.
By LM Staff · February 24, 2017
Carloads increased 7.6 percent annually to 263,620, and intermodal containers and trailers saw a 6 percent annual increase to 267,503.
By Patrick Burnson · February 22, 2017
The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) examined the rise of e-commerce and the future of expedited intermodal at its last annual conference, and will likely address the issue in greater detail throughout the year.
By Jeff Berman · February 17, 2017
Carloads headed up 3.9 percent to 253,670, and intermodal containers and trailers rose 1.5 percent annually to 264,761.
By Jeff Berman · February 16, 2017
For December, the most recent month for which data is available, the ICI was 6.98, which was ahead of November’s 5.0 and October’s 5.26, with FTR noting that intermodal finished 2016 with decent momentum. And it added that the ICI is expected to see gains in the coming months as a result of what it called a robust rate environment, while cautioning there are also some tailwinds in the form of potential trade policy changes issued by the White House.
By Jeff Berman · February 10, 2017
Carloads were up 11.7 percent at 269,994, and intermodal container and trailers rose 3.3 percent annually to 271,480.
By LM Staff · February 6, 2017
U.S. carload traffic was up 2.9 percent, or 28,341 carloads, annually, and on the intermodal side, U.S. container and trailer movements in January were down 1.8 percent, or 18,553 units.
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By LM Staff · January 10, 2017
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By LM Staff · December 22, 2016
Carloads dropped 2.8 percent annually to 254,700, which was below the week ending December 10 at 259,058, and the week ending December 3 at 274,329.
By Jeff Berman · December 16, 2016
For October, the most recent month for which data is available, the ICI headed up to 5.26 from 4.95 in September. FTR said this increase points to what it called continued moderately favorable conditions affecting the intermodal segment, adding that while the pace of intermodal growth is down annually, signs of mild improvement are intact.
By Jeff Berman · December 5, 2016
Total third quarter invoice revenue for all TIA member study participants—at around $2.19 billion—was down 11 percent annually, and total shipments—at 1,272,945—decreased 4.3 percent. The average invoice per shipment of $1,722 fell 7.4 percent, with profit margin percentage up 90 basis points to 15.8 percent.
By Jeff Berman · November 28, 2016
IANA President and CEO Joni Casey said that decreases in ISO volumes have hit all North American markets, while most of those same regions continue to see domestic volume growth.

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