Tag: intermodal

Idaho’s first intermodal rail terminal to be built in Pocatello

By JOHN O’CONNELL for postregister.com A Salt Lake City-based transportation and logistics company has announced plans to build the state’s first intermodal rail terminal in Pocatello, thereby making it quicker and cheaper to export a variety of agricultural commodities. Savage — a global supply chain company with 4,500 workers based in more than 200 locations — plans […]

U.S. freight railroads log carload, intermodal growth in Week 10

Article published by progressiverailroading.com Total U.S. freight-rail traffic rose 12.5% to 520,736 carloads and intermodal units during the week ending March 13 compared with the same week a year ago, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR) data. U.S. railroads logged a total of 230,684 carloads, a 2.1% increase, and intermodal volume of 290,052 containers […]

Grain freight: Railroad suspends offers in catch-up effort

By Matt Noltemeyer for bakingbusiness.com Transportation of grain was relatively trouble-free last week, millers and traders said, although some railroads remained about a week behind in placing empty cars at origins. The Union Pacific railroad suspended single car voucher offers early in March in order to catch up in car placement that at times stretched […]

Union Pacific eyes Upper Midwest for intermodal opportunities

By Joanna Marsh for freightwaves.com Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) is hoping to attract more intermodal customers in the Upper Midwest now that it has an intermodal terminal in Minneapolis. The Union Pacific (UP) Twin Cities Intermodal Terminal has opened, and intermodal service to Minneapolis will start in January, UP said Friday. The new offering consists of […]

U.S., Canadian railroads’ intermodal volume rose in Week 39

by progressiverailroading.com U.S. freight-rail traffic declined 2.1 percent to 518,290 carloads and intermodal units during the week ending Sept. 26 compared with the same week in a year ago, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR). Railroads hauled 224,146 carloads during the week, a 10.5 percent year-over-year decrease. But intermodal volume climbed 5.5 percent to 294,144 containers […]

Class I railroad executives tout rebound of intermodal traffic

Demand ‘at or near peak-season levels,’ UP CEO says; CSX, NS also report strong container traffic By Bill Stephens for trntrains.com An eastbound Union Pacific intermodal train arrives in La Fox, Ill., at sunset on Sept. 4, 2020. UP CEO Lance Fritz says the railroad is seeing intermodal demand at peak-season levels. TRAINS: David Lassen CSX Transportation, […]

UP levying $500 surcharge in Seattle next month

By Ari Ashe, Senior Editor for joc.com Union Pacific Railroad will issue a $500 surcharge on all excess contract cargo in Seattle beginning Sept. 6, the latest attempt by the western US railroad to shift as much available 53-foot intermodal equipment to Southern California as possible amid an ongoing cargo surge there.  UP’s intermodal volume […]

U.S. intermodal traffic decline slowed in Week 29

U.S. freight railroads reported 481,597 carloads and intermodal units during the week ending July 18, an 8.5 percent decrease compared with volumes during the same week in 2019, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR) data. Carloads fell 15.7 percent to 214,685 units, while intermodal units dipped just 1.7 percent to 266,912 containers and trailers. Only one […]

Commentary: When will PSR-driven volume and service growth emerge?

The going is getting tougher – The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of FreightWaves or its affiliates.  This week’s strategic question is “What are the bold new benefits shippers can expect now that the freight railways are super-efficient?” It is May, and freight carriers […]

Pandemic’s impact reflected in intermodal volumes

Falling intermodal volumes — likely impacted by the coronavirus outbreak — contributed to the 7.6 percent decline in U.S. freight railroad traffic during the week ending March 14 compared with the same period a year ago, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR) data. Railroads logged a combined 463,017 carloads and intermodal units during the week. Total […]

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