Rail & Intermodal

The electronic logging device mandate could create value for smaller trucking companies by enabling better shipment visibility.
A U.S. federal mandate requiring truck drivers to use electronic logging devices by the end of next year won’t necessarily be the harbinger of a long-anticipated “capacity crunch.”

Wheat production is expected to rise 13 percent year-over-year in 2016 as other crops are also expected to come in above 2015 levels.

U.S. exporters are bracing for what could be another historic harvest this year.


Singamas manufactured 112,599 less containers in the first half of 2016 than 2015.
The world’s No. 2 container maker, slumped to a loss in the first half of 2016.

A new white paper commissioned by the Van Horne Institute and completed by JOC outlines how Canada can build on its success in creating inland ports.

Cheaper production and material costs and sagging demand have contributed to the decline.

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust's new funding will be used to fund road upgrades that will help address truck bottlenecks that can weigh on productivity at India's leading port.
JNPT is the first major, or public, port to take advantage of a new policy under the Sagar Mala infrastructure development program.

Target is just one of the many retailers and manufacturers grappling with the issue of inventory placement as e-commerce growth challenges logistics professionals.
Retailer tightens control over delivery times, flow of inventory from warehouses as e-commerce grows.

Truck and rail traffic in Southern California back to normal after wildfire contained.

The Cordele inland port, pictured, is just the first in a Georgia push to develop a network of inland port and hinterland rail networks to facilitate goods movement through the state.
The new agreement highlights how Savannah, along with a handful of other U.S. ports, are tapping intermodal rail networks connected to inland hubs

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.