Top Story in Intermodal
BMW’s collaboration with South Carolina Ports and Norfolk Southern creates a unique intermodal solution that eliminates truck moves, improves its sustainability efforts and subsequently spurs manufacturing efficiently in a growing region.
A recent study issued by Houston-based Comtrex Inc., an open electronic railroad marketplace focused on bringing transparency and analytics to commercial transactions between rail shipper storage providers asset owners, and service providers, in conjunction with Rockwood Steel, a full service railroad management consulting firm, entitled “2017 Market Insight Report: Rail Asset Management Ranks High Among Operational Resource Priorities,” takes a deep dive into capturing insight regarding how the commodity shipping industry places a high priority on transportation management initiatives as they related to buying, selling storing, and servicing railcars.
(November 17, 2017)
A farmer’s financial success hinges on proper planning and execution before the agriculture calendar turns to fall, this includes proper supply chain planning and a consistent and dependable rail service product to meet market demand. (November 10, 2017)
Rail carloads dropped 1.7% annually to 266,652, and intermodal containers and trailers eked out a 0.01% annual increase to 272,087. (November 10, 2017)
Carloads, at 1,065,777, were off 0.1%, or 1,220, annually and intermodal set a new monthly record with a 6.4% annual gain to 1,144,157. (November 03, 2017)
DCLI Chassis Link, a Charlotte, NC-based provider of marine chassis and asset management services to the U.S. intermodal industry, said it has inked a definitive agreement to acquire TRAC Intermodal’s fleet of roughly 72,000 53-foot domestic chassis and related customer and hosting contracts with major Class I railroads and intermodal shipping companies throughout the United States. (October 27, 2017)
Mr. James M. Foote, former president and chief executive officer of Bright Rail Energy is joining CSX as chief operating officer and will have responsibility for both operations and sales and marketing. (October 25, 2017)
Earlier this month, Class I railroad carrier CSX said that it had made various changes for its intermodal freight offerings into and out of several southeastern-based United States facilities. (October 25, 2017)
Go Behind the Freight Move and see how an intermodal shipment is delivered from point A to point B in panoramic 360° views, follow a container from the road to the rail and soar high above an intermodal terminal and watch as trucks and trains work together to move freight efficiently across the U.S. (October 25, 2017)
In this webinar our panel will discuss the new service challenges facing rail/intermodal providers and offer practical advice for how shippers can keep efficiency high and costs down. (October 19, 2017)
Carloads fell 2.3%, or 24,106, annually to 1,044,563, and Intermodal volumes in September headed up 3.8%, or 39,482 units, to 1,080,444 containers and trailers.
(October 06, 2017)
U.S. carloads were down 2% annually to 263,200, and intermodal containers and trailers headed up 5.1% to 285,004, which set a new weekly record. (September 29, 2017)
CSX in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation and other organizations is observing the first national Rail Safety Week from September 24-30, 2017, with the goal of raising awareness rail safety education and empower the general public to keep themselves safe near highway-rail grade crossings and railroad rights-of-way. (September 24, 2017)
Carloads fell 3.6% to 260,771, and intermodal containers and trailers saw a slight gain, rising 0.9% to 270,003. (September 22, 2017)
The CSXT-partner operated Pittsburgh Intermodal Rail Terminal opened on September 6, 2017, providing freight shippers a brand new transportation option to move freight to and from western Pennsylvania. (September 21, 2017)
The month of August was a bit of a mixed bag for United States rail carload and intermodal volumes, with carloads down slightly and intermodal having its best volume month ever, according to data issued this week by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). (September 08, 2017)