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The Hub Group expects intermodal rail service to keep improving throughout the year but doesn’t expect a return to mid-2013 service levels until at least 2016.
Union Pacific Railroad on Thursday appeared to downplay the idea that U.S. West Coast port congestion has changed its expectations that a low- single-digit share of cargo might shift to East Coast...
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Kansas City Southern Railway is scaling back its outlook for intermodal growth this year after service and equipment issues slowed first-quarter growth in domestic and cross-border traffic.
Container lines continue to see their operating costs fall thanks to the steady decline in their largest cost, bunker fuel. Some of those savings are passed onto shippers through lower fuel...
A private sector-led campaign to lobby Brazilian authorities to allow Santos harbor to be deepened to allow the handling of larger ships is gaining momentum.
Strong volume at Canada’s three largest container ports helped drive Canadian National Railway’s intermodal volume up 14.2 percent in the first quarter compared to the same period a year ago, another...
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