Illinois

Illinois

Fewer containers were available on average in Minneapolis in the first half of 2014 than in the same period of 2013
07 Aug 2014
Inland 40-foot container capacity was at a premium in the United States in the first half of 2014, although space is becoming more available as the second half advances.
16 Jun 2014
Starting tomorrow, truck drivers serving a major intermodal complex in the Chicago area will be able to again use a shortcut after a judge temporarily repealed a local ban on truck traffic on the route.
12 Jun 2014
Cargo growth at a major intermodal complex outside of Chicago has triggered a fight between the developer and users of the inland port and a village fearful of accidents caused by the increased congestion.
BNSF and Ferromex locomotives
20 May 2014
U.S. and Mexican shippers later this month will gain better access to manufacturing growth in central Mexico through a joint service operated by BNSF Railway and Ferromex, the latest railroad partnership forged to tap growing cross-border trade.
UP intermodal train
08 May 2014
Union Pacific Railroad appears to be taking advantage of shippers’ frustrations with BNSF Railway service between the Pacific Northwest and Chicago — one of the busiest North American intermodal lanes — by launching its own service between Portland and Chicago.
Snow in Chicago.
02 May 2014
CHICAGO — Chicago is living up to its reputation as the nation’s transportation bottleneck.
Thumbnail of Drayage Flashpoints graphic
31 Mar 2014
With the spring retail season at hand, the U.S. economy showing signs of accelerating and the import peak season six months away, there’s growing concern that shippers and their supply chains will feel the impact unless systemic problems with how containers flow from ships through ports to inland destinations are addressed.
Railroad track in winter
17 Jan 2014
The polar vortex didn’t put the U.S. into a deep freeze for long but the widespread chill is still causing transportation problems for shippers, railroads and drayage truckers. Those problems may be contributing to stronger-than-usual business for over-the-road truckers.
28 Oct 2013
ASF Intermodal has opened an intermodal drayage facility in the Chicago area.