Rail & Intermodal

Rail & Intermodal

News & Analysis

07 Aug 2020
While Indian rail operators have a long way to go to sufficiently meet the bargains BCOs are seeking to permanently migrate away from their traditional mode of transport, those gaps seem to be narrowing.
16 Oct 2015
After more than a decade, nearly $4 billion worth of infrastructure improvements in Chicago are nearly complete. City, state and industry leaders say they are working, helping the city shake its reputation as the nation’s longtime transportation bottleneck.
14 Oct 2015
After two months of decline, the Cass Freight Index turned upward in September, with both shipment volumes and shipper spending on transportation rising toward a muted peak.
14 Oct 2015
CSX Transportation won back cargo lost to over-the-road competitors and made modest intermodal gains in the third quarter, but it was still not enough to stem the flow of money out of the company.
14 Oct 2015
The third-largest U.S. trucking operator saw revenue decline 1 percent despite higher rates, more volume and added capacity, thanks to lower fuel surcharges.
14 Oct 2015
Mark Yeager has stepped down from Hub Group’s board, two months after resigning from his post as chief operating officer of the freight-shipping firm, according to the company.
12 Oct 2015
There isn’t much to Rossville, Tennessee, in the far eastern reaches of metropolitan Memphis: rolling farmland, stretches of highway and a Norfolk Southern Railway terminal.
08 Oct 2015
President Obama’s decision to enforce the end-of-year deadline for U.S. railroads to install new safety technology will hurt the network fluidity intermodal shippers depend on, a Norfolk Southern Railway executive said Thursday.
08 Oct 2015
Russian containerized rail companies are cutting their fleets this year and plan to do the same next year, as the country’s trade suffers from Western sanctions and the low price of oil.
07 Oct 2015
Those in the U.S. surface transportation sector can buckle up for more of the same, so long as the national economy continues to creep along at its current pace.
06 Oct 2015
A developer is adding more than half a million square feet of speculative industrial space at BNSF Railway’s Logistics Park Kansas City.
02 Oct 2015
Some ocean carriers are exploring a rail route through Honduras to move containers from Asia to the North American East Coast, a Federal Maritime Commissioner said at a Port of New York-New Jersey Port Industry Day forum.
02 Oct 2015
While containerized rail traffic between Russia and Asia Pacific states is down 20 percent year-over-year in the first seven months of 2015, a closer look at the data reveals an upward trend is taking holding.
01 Oct 2015
German port operator Eurogate has acquired a 16.67 percent interest in Contrail Logistica, a Brazilian provider of intermodal transport solutions in the hinterland of Santos.
30 Sep 2015
Booming business at Union Pacific Railroad’s intermodal ramp in North Laredo, Texas is spurring a $90 million expansion at the facility tapping U.S.-Mexico cross-border trade.
30 Sep 2015
U.S. domestic intermodal spot rates are jumping anywhere from $500 to $1,000 on peak season demand, but it won’t last long, according to third-party logistics provider IDS.
30 Sep 2015
The great swell in U.S. transportation, warehousing and utility jobs receded in July after hitting historic heights in April and May, but demand for workers remains strong in a complex employment market. Hiring numbers, and separations, continue to rise.
30 Sep 2015
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s biggest container handler, is increasing intermodal train deployments and rolling out more proactive measures in an effort to alleviate the backlog of containerized freight built up during the past few weeks.
23 Sep 2015
The Port of Long Beach announcement last week that the $93 million Green Port Gateway rail project had been completed was yet another step forward in a multi-year effort by the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to invest well over $1 billion to expand rail infrastructure at the largest U.S. port complex.
22 Sep 2015
Wick Moorman, who retired as Norfolk Southern Railway's chief executive in June, will formally step down from the executive chairman post on Oct. 1. President and CEO Jim Squires, deemed Moorman's successor in all other capacities, will become the railroad company’s chairman as well.
22 Sep 2015
On Aug. 27, Reynolds Hutchins, JOC.com associate editor, discussed what’s been done and what still needs to be done in the intermodal sector with industry experts. What follows is part 2 of the JOC.com roundtable discussion.
20 Sep 2015
U.S. intermodal volume has slowed down from the 4.8 percent clip seen last year, raising questions not just on the outlook for 2015 and beyond, but also how much of the recent slowdown is due to less-than-stellar service. With Ieaders of the Intermodal Association of North America, Reynolds Hutchins, JOC.com associate editor, discussed how the intermodal sector is still on track for steady growth and how the network responded to West Coast congestion
18 Sep 2015
Norfolk Southern Railway is downsizing and refocusing its Triple Crown Services subsidiary on the transport of automotive parts and moving non-auto part business to other NS intermodal lanes.
17 Sep 2015
U.S. shippers say they are having a harder time shifting freight from the roads to intermodal rail, but those that have already done so say they are sticking with rail service.
16 Sep 2015
The Hub Group has tapped a consultant to its board of directors and a former executives who has filled multiple roles as president and COO, replacing Mark Yeager who abruptly left both positions in August.
South Carolina inland port at Greer
16 Sep 2015
astman Chemical is avoiding hundreds of 300-mile round truck trips a month to the Port of Charleston by loading them at the inland port in Greer, South Carolina.
15 Sep 2015
Certain shippers tapping southbound U.S.-Mexico intermodal services offered by Schneider National won’t have to wait on protracted clearance processes at the border, thanks to new streamlined customs processes announced Tuesday.
15 Sep 2015
The weeklong truck drivers strike in Ontario is growing in size and continues to disrupt cargo deliveries in the greater Toronto area, according to the group of independent owner-operators behind the protests.
15 Sep 2015
Tiger Cool Express is making some major moves on the personnel and asset front, hiring two industry veterans to help handle the tripling of the reefer intermodal service provider’s domestic equipment fleet.
14 Sep 2015
CSX Transportation’s newest terminal outside Montreal is allowing transportation providers such as Schneider l to offer intermodal shippers more direct connections between Canada and the U.S.
14 Sep 2015
The addition of some over-the-road capacity is tempering contract rate hikes, Avondale Partners says. Low spot market truck rates and fuel prices may be helping, too.
12 Sep 2015
The volume of U.S. freight handled by brokers increased 7.6 percent from a year ago in the second quarter, as brokers diversified services.
12 Sep 2015
U.S. freight volumes dropped in August, falling 4.6 percent year-over-year, while shipper spend on transportation slipped 8 percent, the latest Cass Freight Index shows.
10 Sep 2015
A group of truck drivers protesting their classification as independent drivers are disrupting Toronto-area container deliveries by blocking trucking terminals.
09 Sep 2015
Russian rail monopoly RZD and the operator of the Yingkou port are looking to create a logistics center in Moscow and a logistics park at the northern Chinese port.
09 Sep 2015
CSX Transportation’s President and Chief Operating Officer Oscar Munoz, who was widely viewed at the top candidate to take over the Class I railroad, is leaving the company to take the helm of airline holding company United Continental.