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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

4 Common Freight Challenges of Australian Importers Solved with Buyer’s Consolidation
4 Common Sea and Air Freight Challenges of Australian Importers Solved with Buyer's Consolidation.

Ten Years After: The Second Intermodal Revolution
A White Paper Sponsored by the Association of American Railroads and the Intermodal Association of North America.

Rail & Intermodal Providers Continue Their Service Promises to Shippers
Through record-high investments and a keen focus on service, rail and intermodal providers are still delivering on their service promise to shippers - and doing it with improved efficiency.

Do you really know Intermodal? A Look at the Misconceptions
There are circumstances when trucking alone is the best option for your shipment, but it’s worth taking a look at the opportunities and additional advantages that intermodal could create for your company!

Navigating Intermodal for the Best Truckload Performance
While intermodal and truckload are similar services, each has strengths that complement one another for a stronger 53' capacity solution. Shippers not looking at these strengths are leaving money and capacity on the table.

Top Industry Concern is Hours-of-Service (HOS) Regulations, ATRI Reports
Despite the difficulties of monitoring trends in an industry as large and diverse as trucking, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) continues to proactively monitor the challenges facing the trucking industry.

Why Ship Intermodal? Because today it’s more than Just an Alternative to Truckload
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.

Will the U.S. Government Shutdown Impact Transportation?
All eyes are on Congress regarding funding to keep the U.S. government open. If the government does shutdown, between 800,000 and 2.1 million employees across the federal government will not be at work. This will include some who work to keep our freight moving safely across the country and the world.

“Modal Agnostic” - Seeking Capacity When and Where it Makes the Most Economic Sense
Today’s savviest logistics practitioners are driving out costs from the transportation system and creating new “omni-channel” distribution networks designed to take advantage of customers’ changing buying habits. The results of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ 24th Annual State of Logistics Report, co-sponsored by Penske Logistics, shows that the sharpest logistics management professionals are saving their companies millions in transport, warehouse, and shipping costs.

Why Intermodal is ‘Exploding’?
Alicia Dale, Sales and Marketing Coordinator with IDS Logistics interviews Shelli Austin on what her thoughts and takeaways were on the MARS event, why Intermodal is 'Exploding', and why it's become a huge industry focus, and why IDS offers a unique Intermodal solution to our clients.

Rail & Intermodal Continue to Improve Service and Create Value for Shippers
Rail and intermodal continue to improve service and create value for shippers despite an uneven economy engulfed in an atmosphere of political uncertainty. Our panel of top analysts maintains that the railroads are only looking at extending their lead.

Is Your Logistics Provider a Strategic Partner in Your Supply Chain Operations?
You make your business decisions on the best information you can. But it’s easy to be held back by assumptions that don’t always hold up. Busting the following two major myths and constituent assumptions will help you make the best decisions you can with regard to choosing a logistics company.

CSX Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal Overview
The Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal is truly a state-of-the-art facility unlike any the world has seen before. It's a revolution in rail that serves the millions of Americans who rely on the products carried on CSX's intermodal network.

An Overview of Norfolk Southern’s 2012 Sustainability Report
This is Norfolk Southern’s fifth annual corporate sustainability report. It discloses the railroad’s significant environmental, economic, and social impacts to provide stakeholders a way to assess our commitment to corporate sustainability.

Norfolk Southern Crescent Corridor Project - Past, Present, Crescent
See how Norfolk Southern is working to help solve the nation's transportation crisis, relieve highway congestion, save fuel, improve safety, and protect the environment. The Crescent Corridor is Norfolk Southern's most ambitious public-private partnership.

The North American Freight Railroad Resurgence - Possible Prosperous Times Ahead?
Rail investments have often had a significant level of public investment. Investing public money in projects that would help a private company grow its revenues could be seen as a boondoggle. However, there are two such projects that I support, the National Gateway project and the Crescent Corridor.

Top 5 Reasons to Ship Intermodal
Intermodal shipping has been growing at unprecedented speed over the course of the last several decades. Whether your goal is to cut costs or improve efficiency in your supply chain, Intermodal could be the answer.

Pacer and CRST team up for drayage service agreements
In a move designed to drive intermodal drayage efficiencies and provide incremental capacity, freight transportation and logistics services providers Pacer International Inc. and CRST International recently announced they have inked multi-modal dedicated drayage agreements.

Best Practices for Shipping Southbound into Mexico
Whether you’re shipping auto brakes, consumer appliance parts, paper or simply packaging material, there are incredible intricacies to cross-border transit – from documentation standards and customs issues, to specific requirements for certain types of shipments. To help, we’ve put together this strategy guide for making your intermodal shipments into Mexico smoother.

Featured Companies

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…
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…
Exceptional personal service and renowned expertise set us apart from the competition. The premier freight shipping companies of ABF Freight and ABF Logistics go the extra mile day in and day out so our customers can have total confidence in…
Hub Group
Hub Group is a $3 billion asset light freight transportation management company providing comprehensive intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics services. The Company operates through a network of offices throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
FreightCenter is a full-service freight logistics company whose primary focus is using web-based tools to help both businesses and individuals with their freight shipping needs. Using FreightCenter enables customers to compare rates from different carriers, book online, and track…
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…
Vector Global Logistics
Vector Global Logistics is an asset free, multi-modal logistics company that provides exceptional sea freight, air freight, truck, rail, general logistic services and consulting for our clients. Our highly trained and professional team is committed to providing creative and effective…
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…
Washington Council on International Trade
The Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT) is the only organization in Washington dedicated exclusively to advocating for public policies that increase our state’s international competitiveness. On behalf of its members - manufacturers, retailers, service providers, farmers & ranchers,…
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…
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Featured Downloads

Becoming a Shipper of Choice
Becoming a Shipper of Choice
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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.