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Moody’s: Carbon Offsets Open Supply Chains Up to Financial, Reputational Risks
A new report from Moody's finds that companies that rely on buying carbon offsets as an emisisons-reduction strategy could face financial and reputational harm.
Maersk Hopes to Automate As Much As 80% of Logistics Within 7 Years
In an interview with a Danish newspaper, Maersk CTO Navneet Kapoor said the company is using AI to automate as much as 20% of its logistics tasks today and hopes to increase that to 80% within seven years.
Tony Hatch, ABH Consulting Reviews the State of the Freight Railroad Market
In this podcast, Jeff Berman, Group News Editor for Logistics Management and the Peerless Media Supply Chain Group, interviews Tony Hatch, principal of ABH Consulting.
Railroad Activity Inside The Beltway with Ian Jefferies, President and CEO, AAR
In this podcast, Jeff Berman, Group News Editor for Logistics Management and the Peerless Media Supply Chain Group, welcomes back Ian Jefferies, President and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR) in Washington, D.C.

Intermodal Resources

Growth in Intermodal Rail Leads to New Warehouse Real Estate
Trucking is by far the predominant mode of shipping in the U.S., but it has its constraints,...
Adding Intermodal to Your Portfolio
Offering greater capacity, increased lane options and improved reliability, shippers should consider Intermodal Rail as part of a...

Intermodal News

BMW, South Carolina Ports & Norfolk Southern Collaboration Creates Unique Intermodal Solution
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.

Adding Intermodal to Your Portfolio
Offering greater capacity, increased lane options and improved reliability, shippers should consider Intermodal Rail as part of a robust transportation portfolio.

Solar Eclipse: Before You Look Up Look Around
There are plenty of good places to see the incredible Solar Eclipse today, near train tracks isn't one of them.

Carolina Connector Intermodal Rail Terminal
The Carolina Connector is a gateway connecting eastern North Carolina to CSX’s expansive railway system, and in July 2016, the state of North Carolina, the Carolinas Gateway Partnership and CSX proudly announced Rocky Mount, North Carolina, as the home for a new intermodal rail terminal known as the Carolina Connector, or CCX.

Supply Chain Trends
A pool of over 150 supply chain professionals were asked about their transportation plans, challenges and opportunities for growth in 2017, the results provide insight into a wide range of issues and shed light on what supply chain managers plan to focus on in the coming year.

Practical Steps for Highway to Intermodal Rail Conversion
Learn how to increase access to capacity, reduce transportation costs and mitigate exposure to future trucking regulations.

On The Right Track – CSX Featured On Mad Money
Jim Cramer, the host of CNBC’s Mad Money talks about how he believes that executives matter and have a pronounced impact on organizations, noting that E. Hunter Harrison is the leader needed to drive transformational change in the rail industry.

Schneider and CSX Agree on New Rail Contract
Schneider has agreed to a new multiyear agreement with CSX Transportation under which the railroad will continue to serve as one of Schneider’s primary rail providers, the agreement sustains the ability for Schneider to serve the Eastern United States as the demand for intermodal transportation increases.

CSX Close to Naming Hunter Harrison CEO
CSX Corp. may install Hunter Harrison as chief executive officer as early as next week as the railroad and an activist shareholder move closer to ending an impasse over Harrison’s compensation, people familiar with the matter said.

Your Guide to Upcoming Trucking Regulations
A guide to understanding and navigating the driver shortage and trucking regulations.

CSXT Intermodal Now Serving 13 More Destinations from Memphis, Tennessee
With the efficiency of double-stacked intermodal trains, led by blue and gold locomotives, CSXT Intermodal is adding a touch of gold to the Memphis blues.

CSX Calls Special Meeting in Light of Extraordinary Mantle Ridge and Hunter Harrison Requests
CSX Corporation yesterday announced that its Board of Directors has called a special meeting of shareholders to seek shareholder guidance on certain extraordinary requests of Mantle Ridge and Hunter Harrison.

Intermodal Market is in a Decent Spot Early into 2017
FTR’s Intermodal Competitive Index rose again in October to a reading of 5.26, with the updated October reading reflecting continued moderately favorable conditions affecting the intermodal segment, and while intermodal rates are still lower than a year ago, they have started to show some improvement.

Canadian Pacific CEO Exit Sends CSX Shares Soaring
The Canadian railroad reported earnings that missed expectations, but the real intrigue came from the announcement that CEO Hunter Harrison would retire early.

Yusen Logistics’ Bailey Elected Chairman of IANA
The board of directors of the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) has elected Adriene Bailey, Chief Strategy Officer, Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc., as its chairman for 2017.

Getting Intermodal Rail Back on Track
Even though volumes have flattened, an encouraging service outlook, coupled with the regulatory crunch creeping up on the trucking market, is setting the intermodal rail sector up to regain its footing.

It’s All About Options!
With a range of choices on the table, why rely on just one mode of transportation?

BNSF and Kansas City Southern Team Up For Cross-Border Intermodal Service
BNSF and Kansas City Southern announce a new joint intermodal transportation service connecting Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth and other major markets with the Kansas City Southern de México network.

Intermodal 3RD Morning Availability from ATL to NJ
CSXT Intermodal’s improved service offers a cost and transit-competitive alternative to over-the-road shipping, shippers moving palletized freight between Atlanta and New Jersey, now have an additional capacity solution.

MercuryGate and CSX Announce Intermodal Technology Partnership
Clients using MercuryGate can now access ShipCSX, CSX’s online booking tool, via their transportation management system, a web-based portal, ShipCSX assists customers in planning, shipping and paying for intermodal shipments.

Featured Companies

Intermodal Association of North America
The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) is North America’s leading industry trade association representing the combined interests of the intermodal freight industry. IANA’s membership roster of over 1,000 corporate members includes railroads — Class I, short-line and regional; water…
Freightos® is the world’s online marketplace for international shipping, powering over $1 billion in global trade every year. Freightos also provides Freightos AcceleRate™ software-as-a-service to automate pricing and routing for leading carriers, freight forwarders and shippers.  Founded by serial…
OIA Global
OIA offers global logistics, packaging, and materials sourcing solutions to optimize supply chains worldwide. Since our founding in 1988, OIA has grown into a $1 billion supply chain management leader, with over 1,300 professionals and 69 owned offices in 27 countries.
ABH Consulting
ABH Consulting is the consulting firm of Anthony B. Hatch, a veteran analyst and financial consultant in the transportation industry with over two decades of experience. Mr. Hatch is available to work in a variety of roles including equity research,…
Con-way Inc. is a $5.6 billion freight transportation and logistics services company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich. Con-way is an industry leader in the transportation and logistics industry and delivers industry-leading services through its primary operating companies of Con-way Freight, Con-way…
OnAsset Intelligence
OnAsset Intelligence Inc. is the global leader in airborne asset tracking services. The company manufactures wireless devices that monitor all modes of transit including land, sea and air. Products and services include SENTRY wireless hardware and the Vision™ Monitoring Platform.…
Morai Logistics
Morai Logistics Inc. is a 3rd party logistics provider representing Mode Transportation.  We are a powerhouse logistics team based in the Greater Toronto Area and do business throughout North America, including Mexico.  We’re dedicated to our terrific…
PSA International
PSA is a leading global port group and a trusted partner to cargo stakeholders around the world. With flagship operations in Singapore and Antwerp, PSA’s portfolio comprises a network of over 50 coastal, rail and inland terminals in 19 countries.
American Association of Port Authorities
The American Association of Port Authorities is the unified voice of the seaport industry in the Americas, representing more than 130 public port authorities in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America. For more than a century, AAPA membership…
Scarbrough International
Headquartered in the heart of America, Kansas City, Missouri – Scarbrough International, Ltd. is a full service international and domestic logistics provider with offices throughout the Midwest USA. With an office in Shanghai and partner offices in each country across the…
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