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Outdated and unfair regulations leave shippers with no choice but to pay the excessive rates of their sole railroad.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

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.
Rate cuts by the Russian rail monopoly RZD have made trucking uncompetitive with rail on some key routes, boosting the market share of the latter.
27 Jul 2016
Russia’s container trade continues to rebound, sparking an intense competition between truckers and railroads.
Officials inaugurate the new rail facility at Krishnapatnam Port, which is the latest sign of growing interest in the port by shippers and transportation companies.
26 Jul 2016
Container Corporation of India is aggressively ramping up its intermodal reach into Krishnapatnam Port.
The privatization of rail freight in India in the mid-2000s has helped intermodal shippers, but the country's railways still needs copious investment.
25 Jul 2016
India's road, rail and inland waterway systems have suffered from years of neglect and underinvestment, adding to freight delays and logistics costs.
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.