Intermodal Shipping

News and analysis of the developments and trends shaping intermodal shipping around the globe including technological advancements, infrastructure projects and supply chain disruption.

Commentary

Outdated and unfair regulations leave shippers with no choice but to pay the excessive rates of their sole railroad.

News & Analysis

Target is just one of the many retailers and manufacturers grappling with the issue of inventory placement as e-commerce growth challenges logistics professionals.
23 Aug 2016
Retailer tightens control over delivery times, flow of inventory from warehouses as e-commerce grows.
19 Aug 2016
Despite an uptick from June last month, lots of available trucks are likely to keep truckload and intermodal rates soft, Cass and Avondale Partners say.
19 Aug 2016
The continued closure of at least one railway line and a highway disrupted the flow of containers to and from the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles Friday in the fourth day of a savage wildfire wreaking havoc in the northeast Los Angeles area.
18 Aug 2016
A wildfire northeast of Los Angeles continued to disrupt the flow of containers to and from the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles Thursday, but road and rail traffic was less affected than Wednesday, officials said.
Big rigs pack into a California Pilot Travel Center after the Blue Cut fire closed the I-15. Credit: @KTLA.
17 Aug 2016
The Blue Cut wildfire, which cut off road and rail traffic in the Cajon Pass, northeast of L.A. and the Inland Empire, is causing shipping detours and delays.
03 Aug 2016
XPO's North American LTL operations, the former Con-way, led the company's drive to its first quarterly net profit.
28 Jul 2016
Shippers and railroads disagree about the merits of a new proposal from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board over so-called “reciprocal” or “competitive” switching.
27 Jul 2016
BNSF has 60 days to decide whether to appeal latest court ruling involving the Southern California International Gateway.
27 Jul 2016
Looking beyond the broader market, Hub Group sees share gain, more volume ahead.
Weak coal and intermodal demand combined with a restructuring effort to bring down second-quarter profit and revenue at Norfolk Southern Railway.
27 Jul 2016
Norfolk Southern railway’s results paint the near-final brushstrokes on the grim landscape that Class I railroads faced in the second quarter.