Today's intermodal customers seem on the verge of a similar entreaty to the Dickens character Oliver Twist: They're virtually begging for more capacity, more service and more pricing.
News & Analysis
25 Jun 2015
The purchase of ReTrans, an intermodal and truck freight brokerage with more than $500 million in annual revenue, extends the reach of Kuehne + Nagel, the second-largest global 3PL, far beyond U.S. ports and into the nation's industrial heartland.
25 Jun 2015
In a significant infrastructure investment push, the government of India has approved new cost estimates for its long-planned eastern and western dedicated freight corridor projects, designed to upgrade intermodal connectivity between hinterlands and gateway ports in the country.
23 Jun 2015
Tightening capacity fueled by growing demand spells the end to historically low logistics costs, according to the latest State of Logistics report out of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
16 Jun 2015
US freight shipments rose for the fourth straight month, sequentially, in May, though year-over-year comparisons are tough, according to the Cass Freight Index. Imports are keeping trailers filled as low fuel prices blunt the rise of shipping costs.
08 Jun 2015
RoadOne IntermodaLogistics will expands its services and footprints for both domestic and international business after receiving a substantial investment.
04 Jun 2015
Florida East Coast Railway is offering next-day intermodal service on Saturdays to Fort Pierce, about 240 miles south of Jacksonville. The weekend service will help retailers replenish shelves before Mondays.
01 Jun 2015
Canadian National Railway is buying more refrigerated intermodal equipment as the prospect of tighter regulation of food supply chains poses a challenge for shippers.
27 May 2015
U.S. shippers’ expectations for freight growth has dropped to its lowest levels in nearly five years, according to a recent survey.
21 May 2015
Temporary duties placed on Chinese 53-foot domestic dry containers will be refunded after a U.S. trade commission ruled earlier this week that Chinese manufacturers did not have an unfair advantage over their North American competitors.
21 May 2015
Contract truckload rates are defying economic gravity, rising in April when truck tonnage and spot market rates slipped. The cause: capacity. Shippers apparently are willing to pay more to secure it for the long-term.