Intermodal

By Jeff Berman · September 16, 2016
A downward trending month for the intermodal sector was fully reflected in the most recent edition of the Intermodal Conditions Index (ICI) issued by freight transportation forecasting firm FTR this week.
By Jeff Berman · September 16, 2016
Carloads fell 6 percent to 252,627, and intermodal containers and trailers dropped 4.8 percent compared to the same week last year at 230,267.
By LM Staff · September 9, 2016
Both U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes saw annual declines in August, according to data issued this week by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
By Jeff Berman · September 8, 2016
This service will be geared towards shippers moving commodities and consumer goods between Portland, Oregon or Seattle, and Dallas/Fort Worth to be able to reduce their transit times by up to two days compared to current rail transit times, with BNSF saying that the service is in line speed-wise with single-driver, over-the-road options.
By Jeff Berman · August 19, 2016
The most recent edition of the Truckload and Intermodal Cost Indexes from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners, which were released last week, continues to reflect the ongoing stretch of pricing declines for both modes.
By LM Staff · August 19, 2016
Carloads were down 7.1 percent at 267,589, and intermodal containers and trailers were down 3.4 percent annually at 266,944.
By LM Staff · August 12, 2016
Carloads were down 7 percent at 268,006, and intermodal containers and trailers dropped 3.9 percent annually to 263,589.
By Jeff Berman · August 5, 2016
Total intermodal volume movements—at 4,271,162—were down 6.1 percent annually and failed to keep up the momentum from the first quarter of 2016, which looked good by comparison with a 2.0 percent annual gain.
By Jeff Berman · August 5, 2016
July carloads fell 8.8 percent, or 99,530 carloads, to 1,025,367, compared to July 2015, and intermodal containers and trailers in June were off 6.9 percent, or 74,482 units, to 1,002,401.
By Jeff Berman · July 25, 2016
Total June volume total volume was off 4.0 percent at 1,521,276 and for the first six months of the year total volume was down 2.3 percent at 8,622,625.
By Jeff Berman · July 25, 2016
Declines remained intact in June, based on data in the most recent edition of the Truckload and Intermodal Cost Indexes from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners, which was released last week.
By LM Staff · July 22, 2016
Carloads were down 5.4 percent at 262,202, and intermodal containers and trailers were off 5.8 percent at 258,020 containers and trailers.
By LM Staff · July 15, 2016
Weekly U.S. carloads dropped 16.5 percent annually at 228,615, and intermodal containers and trailers were off 17.9 percent annually to 215,498.
By Jeff Berman · July 12, 2016
For May, the most recent month for which ICI data is available, the ICI fell 1.2 points from April to May, coming in at 3.5, marking the second straight decline following a 4.8 reading in April.

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