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.

Webcasts

Midyear Trucking Report: Is a Rally or Retreat Ahead?
Aug 25, 2016 2:00PM EDT

Commentary

Outdated and unfair regulations leave shippers with no choice but to pay the excessive rates of their sole railroad.

News & Analysis

The Port of Baltimore, pictured, has rail access, but would stand to gain much if that access could accommodate double-stacked trains.
21 Jul 2016
The Port of Baltimore is not giving up on a project to raise the Howard Street tunnel enough to allow the passage of double-stacked freight trains.
Inventories have fallen from their recent seven-year high, but they are still a drag on growth throughout the transportation industry.
21 Jul 2016
"I think if you look at the absolute volumes, they are not strong,” Eric Butler, UP’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer, said.
Canadian Pacific Railway joins CSX Transportation and Kansas City Southern Railway in the ranks of Class I railroads that suffered second-quarter intermodal volume declines.
20 Jul 2016
Canadian Pacific Railway’s financials took a hit in the second quarter.
Although intermodal volume at U.S. railroads fell 2.7 percent year-over-year in the first half, J.B. Hunt managed to increase intermodal volume 12 percent and 9 percent in the first two quarters.
18 Jul 2016
Second-quarter results show $6.2 billion J.B. Hunt is spending to build intermodal, truck volume, revenue.
The former Oakland Army Base, pictured, hosts a near-dock rail transfer yard and will soon be a warehousing and transloading logistics center.
07 Jul 2016
The cargo on this first train to call at the $100-million rail facility at the former Oakland Army Base was originally destined for Canadian ports.
01 Jul 2016
Trains are a critical tool that can be used to relieve port congestion, but in Europe they face a number of challenges.
30 Jun 2016
New direction for trucker-owned chassis cooperative.
28 Jun 2016
How containers moving to on-dock ramps will be weighed is still being worked out just days before the rule takes effect Friday.
16 Jun 2016
Shippers, especially retailers, want better end-to-end visibility to better manage inventory, but they need to connect gaps in their supply chains.
14 Jun 2016
Canadian freight operator Manitoulin Global Forwarding added temperature-controlled trucking to its portfolio.