Railroad Shipping

By LM Staff · March 9, 2018
Rail carloads, at 1,028,141, were down 0.3%, or 2,753 carloads, compared to February 2017. Intermodal containers and trailers saw a 3.3%, or 68,217 unit gain, to 2,132,142 in February.
By LM Staff · February 16, 2018
Carloads slipped 0.5% annually to 251,058, and intermodal containers and trailers, at 268,487, saw a 3.7% annual gain.
By LM Staff · January 12, 2018
Carloads dropped 5.2% to 208,646. Intermodal containers and trailers fell 3.9% annually to 207,216.
By LM Staff · December 15, 2017
October’s Freight TSI reading of 129.2 marks a new all-time high, topping August 2017’s 129 by 0.2%, as well as the third all-time high set over the last four recorded months and the fourth in the last six recorded months.
By Jeff Berman · December 12, 2017
Following a November rollout of a new truckload visibility offering designed to enable a smarter information flow across shippers’ supply chains, Chicago-based project44 is taking the same approach for freight railroad shipping, announcing it has launched a new rail visibility API, which is focused on increasing end-to-end information symmetry through the elimination of shipment visibility gaps across United States and Canadian rail networks.
By Jeff Berman · December 6, 2017
The joint interline service formally rolled out in October by Class I railroad carriers CN and Norfolk Southern appears to be off to a good start so far. That was the word from CN Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Jean-Jacques Ruest at last week’s RailTrends conference.
By Jeff Berman · December 6, 2017
Nearly a year into President Trump's term, NAFTA remains intact, but it also comes with various uncertainties as the United States and its NAFTA trade partners, Mexico and Canada, continue negotiations with the future of the trade pact at stake, to be sure.
By LM Staff · November 17, 2017
Rail carloads fell 3.3% annually to 263,265, and intermodal containers and trailers saw a 5.6% annual gain to 284,215.
By LM Staff · November 3, 2017
Carloads, at 1,065,777, were off 0.1%, or 1,220, annually and intermodal set a new monthly record with a 6.4% annual gain to 1,144,157.
By LM Staff · October 19, 2017
In this webinar our panel will discuss the new service challenges facing rail/intermodal providers and offer practical advice for how shippers can keep efficiency high and costs down.
By Jeff Berman · October 12, 2017
A 2007 lawsuit that cited Class I railroads­- Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp., CSX Corp., Norfolk Southern Corp., and Union Pacific Corp- collaborated to fix fuel surcharges was denied class certification, due to what United States District Judge Paul L. Friedman called a failure to “establish that questions of law or fact common to class members predominate over any questions affecting only individual members.”
By LM Staff · September 29, 2017
U.S. carloads were down 2% annually to 263,200, and intermodal containers and trailers headed up 5.1% to 285,004, which set a new weekly record.
By LM Staff · July 21, 2017
Carloads headed up 0.3 percent to 262,869, and intermodal units saw a 7.4 percent annual gain to 277,136.
By Jeff Berman · July 7, 2017
United States rail carload and intermodal volumes reached the halfway point of 2017 in decent shape on the volume front, according to data issued this week by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

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