News & Analysis
11 Mar 2014
An index of 36 major U.S. intermodal lanes edged up 0.1 percent from the week before to $2,080 in the week of Mar. 10, the sixth straight weekly increase by roughly 1 percent or less, according to data on all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door spot pricing quoted by railroads and provided by the 3PL IDS. The current index is up 1.8 percent from the rate one year ago, when it stood at $2,044, and up 2.5 percent from the beginning of 2014.
04 Mar 2014
A Michigan-based company has acquired the operator of a refrigerated intermodal rail service, known as ColdTrain, and plans to at least triple Rail Logistics’ container fleet over the next five years.
28 Feb 2014
New and expanding refrigerated rail services are delivering new options for smaller food shippers who soon could be left out in the cold by western railroads as thousands of 50-year-old mechanical boxcars are retired in the coming years.
16 Feb 2014
U.S. domestic intermodal rate growth this year is expected to still be moderate, but some indicators suggest pricing has ramped up in recent months, largely because shippers are seeing tighter truck capacity or plan to struggle with securing over-the-road space.
13 Feb 2014
Truckload rates rose 2.9 percent in January, with intermodal rates climbing 1.7 percent year-over-year, Cass Information Systems said.
05 Feb 2014
Gateway Distriparks Ltd., India’s leading port-based logistics provider, reported its consolidated net income in the third quarter of fiscal year 2013-14 was $5.1 million, up 13 percent from $4.5 million in the same period in 2012.
04 Feb 2014
Widespread severe winter storms and colder than typical weather are slowing deliveries and cutting into manufacturing activity — but a thaw is coming, eventually.
31 Jan 2014
The transloading of imported cargo from marine containers to domestic containers in Southern California increased sharply in 2013, but new data suggests transloading has hit a plateau and future growth will be incremental.
29 Jan 2014
Hub Group reported net income in the fourth quarter of 2013 was $16.5 million, down 12 percent from $18.8 million in the same period in 2012, ending the year in a slump after three quarters of growth.
29 Jan 2014
An index of 36 major U.S. intermodal lanes fell $93 from the prior week to $2,014 in the week of Jan. 27, according to data on all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door spot pricing quoted by railroads and provided by the 3PL IDS. This drop eroded the $88 combined increase from the past two weeks. The current rate is down 2.8 percent from the rate one year ago, when it stood at $2,072.