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Intermodal Top Stories

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

How to Be a Champ of The Indy 500
6 trucking pit stops that could cost you the race (and how to avoid them).

3 NFL Draft Lessons for Supply Chain Managers
Just like with successful football game play, having a well-developed modal selection strategy helps organizations defend against capacity concerns and score points for their bottom line by lowering transportation costs.

The X’s and O’s of Intermodal Rail in Supply Chain Management
As the coach of your supply chain, you have the opportunity to turn to your playbook and choose from multiple transportation modes to maximize the efficiency of your freight network.

Intermodal Rail Bracketology
The Intermodal Rail Bracketology Guide helps shippers identify sub-optimal full-truckload freight that is vulnerable to capacity constraints if and when a supply chain disruption occurs.

Comparing Past March Madness Upsets to Supply Chain Disruptions
What can logistics professionals learn from past March Madness upsets to protect their supply chains from future disruptions?

Love Is In the Air & On the Rails For Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day may sneak up on last-minute shoppers (it’s today, FYI), but retailers and their supply chain managers are well ahead of Cupid’s arrow.

Helping the Broncos & Panthers Deliver Their Goods
The intermodal rail advantage is helping shippers in both the Broncos and the Panthers territory deliver their goods across the country providing transportation cost savings and substantial environmental benefits.

Highway to Intermodal Rail (H2R) Conversions Deliver Bottom Line Results
CSX Transportation has found that 96% of shippers have sub-optimized freight in their network. Does your organization? Find out and learn how to address sub-optimized freight in your supply chain.

New Supply Chain Optimization Opportunities
If your supply chain underutilizes intermodal rail – a transportation solution that offers cost savings and diversifies your access to capacity solutions – then your company could be paying the costs of a sub-optimized freight network.

Schneider Rolls Out Intermodal Cross Border Pilot
By streamlining the cross-border clearance and inspection service, there are fewer hand-offs in the process while saving intermodal shippers transit time and money.

CN Invests C$20-Million in Expansion of Cold Supply Chain Reefer Capacity
CN (Canadian National Railway Company) announced a C$20-million investment in the expansion of its cold supply chain capacity to help producers and distributors of chilled or frozen foods grow their businesses in North American and overseas markets.

Customer-Driven Rail Intermodal Logistics: Unlocking a New Source of Value for China
China, and its national railway operator China Railway Corporation (CRC), are in the midst of a particularly favorable environment towards reforming the rail intermodal sector.

Containers on Rail: China’s Next Big Opportunity in Supply Chain Logistics
Since 1998, freight container traffic in China has grown faster than the rate of economic growth - while container traffic on trucks and ships has increased, the use of trains for part of the journey, known as rail intermodal logistics, has decreased.

Kintetsu World Express Set To Buy APL Logistics for $1.2 Billion
Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines Ltd had been trying to sell its APL Logistics division for more than $750 million, people familiar with the matter previously told Reuters.

Rail Still Dominates the Logistics Landscape
From the incorporation of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad to the modern freight-moving workhorses of CSX and Norfolk Southern and dozens of regional “short-line” railroads, trains have played a central role in bringing goods to market.

The Ins and Outs of Intermodal Transportation
Intermodal can be a key ingredient to any transportation strategy to move an organization toward a multimodal strategy for scalability, flexibility, mitigation of risk and business continuity.

Why Shippers Need Domestic Intermodal in Their Logistics Strategy
More and more shippers are transitioning pieces of their 53' needs to intermodal to balance their capacity requirements because truckload alone cannot meet their requirements.

U.S. Truck Driver Shortage Elevates Importance of Real Estate in Supply Chain Cost Structures
Real estate supply chain management is more crucial than ever, and U.S. markets with intermodal infrastructure are now best positioned for industrial space growth.

Intermodal Service Issues Persist But Conditions Are Slowly Improving, Say Carriers and Analysts
In recent years, the railroads have made tremendous strides in developing regularly scheduled routes so that freight can be moved with a great level of predictability.

CSX Celebrates Future of Intermodal Transportation at Central Florida ILC Grand Opening
The facility, which began operations earlier this year, provides a centralized hub for transportation, logistics and distribution serving Orlando, Tampa and other regional Florida markets.

Featured Companies

Averitt Express
Averitt Express is a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management with international reach to more than 100 countries. The company’s service offerings include cross border/domestic offshore, dedicated, expedited, intermodal, international ocean/air, local customization, less-than-truckload, PortSide®,…
Norfolk Southern
Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides…
XPO Logistics
XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a top ten global provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. The company provides services for truckload brokerage and transportation, last mile logistics, engineered supply chain solutions,…
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…
CaroTrans is a leading global NVOCC and ocean freight consolidator dedicated to delivering the highest level of customer service and support. We accomplish this with committed local teams of ocean transportation experts that are positioned to provide exceptional service in…
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.
Southeastern Freight Lines
The driving force behind our company is our commitment to adding value through everything we do or, as our motto says, providing Quality Without Question. We knew from the beginning that our associates are the keys to achieving that quality.…
Like the others, we could tell you about our history—how we were founded in the early 1900s, how we have evolved with the times, and how we ensured that our founding values remained intact.  (All of this is…
GE Transportation
At GE Transportation, we move the world. We are a global digital industrial leader and supplier to the rail, mining, marine, stationary power and drilling industries. Our solutions help customers deliver goods and services with greater speed and greater savings…
Network FOB
Network FOB, or N+FOB is the industry leader, utilizing a network that consists of innovative technology, proven and reliable carriers, and a pipeline of customer-oriented employees. The results speak for themselves: shipments that arrive on time and on budget,…
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Featured Downloads

Becoming a Shipper of Choice
Becoming a Shipper of Choice
C3 solutions' scheduling software streamlines the shipping process.
Thinking Differently About Supply Chain Planning
Thinking Differently About Supply Chain Planning
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Rapidly Improve the Performance of Your Warehouse Logistics
Rapidly Improve the Performance of Your Warehouse Logistics
The Rapid Performance Evaluation identifies opportunities and potential improvements in every aspect of warehouse logistics operations; performance, productivity, service, quality, and systems.
Resource Management System (RMS): How to Effectively Leverage Your Assets
Resource Management System (RMS): How to Effectively Leverage Your Assets
This guide provides an in-depth analysis of the potential of various resources available in a warehouse and how they can be utilized...
Sustainable Supply Chain Insights From PITT OHIO
Sustainable Supply Chain Insights From PITT OHIO
A whitepaper on supply chain insights gleaned at the LEED-certified gold Cleveland transportation and sustainability summit.