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It appears very possible that in the near term, domestic container fleet capacity will be exerting a downward effect on domestic intermodal numbers, and some potential volume could be left on the highway.

News & Analysis

Containers transported by a US railroad.
10 Apr 2018
It is vital that US intermodal continues to perform up to its maximum capabilities now that it is entering the normal seasonal upswing in volume and full enforcement of the electronic logging device mandate has commenced.
A railroad in Bangladesh.
21 Feb 2018
Railway-based cargo carriage in Bangladesh is increasing annually, and officials are hopeful that trend will accelerate in the period ahead as a result of a regional Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal connectivity initiative.
07 Nov 2017
Based on “back-of-the-envelope” analysis, the capacity of the domestic container fleet was slightly lower this year than during the peak month of November last year.
19 Sep 2017
“What we have seen this first half of this year is a massive reefer container shortage.”
13 Sep 2017
Two of the world’s largest shipping container operators now contribute information to the database, which has more than 1,000 users.
29 Aug 2017
VTG, one of the leading European railcar leasing and rail logistics groups, posted improved second-quarter results.
28 Aug 2017
Singamas returns to profitability as market sentiment improves and box orders flood in.
25 Aug 2017
The web-based platform appears to be the only one of its kind targeting empty capacity globally, whereas the other platforms are either within the United States or Europe.
05 Jul 2017
The acquisition of Paris-based NACCO, Europe’s fourth-largest rail rental group, will boost Hamburg-based VTG’s fleet by 14,000 rail wagons.
26 Jun 2017
The challenge with chassis shortages is that they are just as chronic and pervasive as they are nuanced.