The Benefits of Intermodal Transport

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Intermodal transport has recently become a popular topic throughout the transportation industry. Many companies have started utilizing intermodal to save them time and money on their shipments. Intermodal Freight Intermodal Transportation intermodal

Intermodal transportation: 4 best practices.

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Intermodal transportation can be a great shipping choice when the proper steps are taken. Read Freightquote’s latest post to learn more

When can intermodal transportation be a solution for you?

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Intermodal transportation could be the best way for you to ship your goods depending on the situation. Here are five scenarios that fit the bill

Shippers Turn to Intermodal Transport for 2018 Capacity

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This is especially true within the transportation sector, where the driver shortage, ELD mandate, and other factors have severely impacted the trucking industry’s ability to handle increasing freight volumes. Because of this, more shippers are looking to intermodal transport for capacity. Freight TransportationAs we begin 2018, capacity remains the most pressing logistics issue across the supply chain.

Omni-Channel Strategy and Intermodal Transport in Globalized Supply Chains

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Globalization and the expansion of markets, pushes 3PLs to implement intermodal transportation solutions that ensure efficient processes are available. This article identifies the benefits of implementing Omni-channel strategies and intermodal transportation, and how this enables 3PLs to deliver optimized solutions. Intermodal Transportation. To offset these inconveniences that ultimately affect the end-to-end user, 3PLs utilize intermodal transportation.

UAE runs first intermodal transport under TIR

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Today’s intermodal TIR transport leaves the SAIF Zone in Sharjah, bound for Olomouc in the Czech Republic via Jebel Ali Port in the UAE and the port of Hamburg, Germany. The post UAE runs first intermodal transport under TIR appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

First emission-free barges on Europe’s waterways

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That way it can be removed/replaced if there is a problem, cutting down time to just long enough to lift the old … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Shipping Supply Chains barges containers electirc power entrepreneurship innovation intermodal transport technologyWhat’s interesting about this article to me is the concept of using a container to house the battery.

Ekol expands intermodal transport in Europe – LOGISTIK express News

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The logistics company Ekol is expanding its intermodal connections in order to continue to offer environmentally friendly solutions in the future. The post Ekol expands intermodal transport in Europe – LOGISTIK express News appeared first on 247 Customs Broker. März 2018 08:09. Beitrag bequem vorlesen lassen: Read English text.

HHLA Intermodal transport volume climbed to 1.5 million TEU – LOGISTIK express News

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Our Intermodal activities – the second major pillar of our business model – also made a significant contribution to the positive business development.”. HHLA’s Intermodal activities continued to develop very successfully. percent, the transport volume climbed to 1.5 million TEU) and road transport (0.4 The post HHLA Intermodal transport volume climbed to 1.5 Februar 2018 08:49. Beitrag bequem vorlesen lassen: Read English text.

Four Things to Expect in 2018

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In today’s blog, we break down what you can expect to see throughout the year in the realm of logistics and transportation. Shippers Shipping Carriers Intermodal Transportation Rates Infrastructure Transportation Rates diesel price amazon Future strategy ELD blockchain ELD Mandate Shipment Trucking IoT reform 2018 Looking Ahead Transporation TruckerWe are officially into 2018, the year of opportunity and change. 2017 laid out the foundations for what is to come.

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The Top 10 Blog Topics of 2017

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Accurately planning for efficient transportation routes and potential delays comes with many challenges, which is why many shippers turn to a freight broker to ship goods. Everything You Need to Know: Spot Market Freight : Have you ever wondered about how the product you buy from a store ended up there? The complexities of a supply chain and the steps for moving freight to its end location are often overlooked.

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CSX Gives $91M Commitment to Baltimore’s Howard Street Tunnel Project

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The Howard Street Tunnel expansion is back on track after the railroad CSX Transportation reversed its decision to pull out of the project. Related: Intermodal Growth Starting to Pay Off with Inland Ports’ Development. CSX Gives $91M Commitment.

Oregon Rep. Blumenauer makes move for permanent short-line railroad tax credit

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As previously reported, the ASLRRA has said that 45G “represents real and immediate infrastructure investment and job creation that preserves transportation and economic development opportunities.”. And on top of that, this legislation provides myriad benefits for railroad and intermodal shippers and carriers alike. 3PL Features Logistics News Rail & Intermodal Transportation customs broker customs clearance freight imports logistics shippingLast week, Rep.

Intermodal Growth Starting to Pay Off with Inland Ports’ Development

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Intermodal Usage. As the United States intermodal volumes have been ahead of carload volumes in recent years, a report recently published by Chicago-based commercial real estate firm JLL explains that should this continue to remain that case. Continued Intermodal Growth.

September intermodal volumes see gains, reports IANA

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Intermodal volumes for the month of September showed steady annual growth levels, based on data recently provided to LM by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA). Total intermodal volume for first nine months of 2018 is up 6% to 14,131,609.

IANA reports Q3 volume gains but at a lower rate

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Data issued this week by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) in its “Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics Report” pointed to continued intermodal volume growth in the third quarter, albeit at somewhat reduced levels.

Intermodal volume sees annual gains in November, reports IANA

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November intermodal volumes showed growth across the board, according to data provided to LM by the Intermodal Association of North America. Total intermodal volume for first 11 months of 2018 is up 5.4% And it is especially impressive on the intermodal side, when one considers that U.S. intermodal unit volume continues to outpace U.S. The post Intermodal volume sees annual gains in November, reports IANA appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Norfolk Southern announces plan to relocate corporate HQ to Atlanta

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Features Logistics News Rail & Intermodal Transportation customs broker customs clearance freight imports logistics shippingBy LM Staff ·. December 12, 2018. Class I freight railroad Norfolk Southern (NS) said today it is be relocating its corporate headquarters from Norfolk, Virginia to Atlanta, Georgia.

BNSF executive chairman Matt Rose set to retire in April 2019

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I have been incredibly fortunate to work alongside some of the most talented people in the transportation industry,” said Rose. Features Logistics News Rail & Intermodal Transportation customs broker customs clearance freight imports logistics shipping

Rail Customer Coalition calls on White House to confirm STB nominees

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Earlier this week, top membership for the Railroad Customer Coalition (RCC) , a large coalition of trade associations representing the manufacturing, energy, and agricultural industries reliant on railroads, penned a letter to President Trump, calling for the “urgent need” to fully staff the Surface Transportation Board (STB) , an independent adjudicatory and economic-regulatory agency charged by Congress with resolving railroad rate and service disputes and reviewing proposed railroad mergers.

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index sees mild signs of improvement

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FTR ’s most recent edition of its Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) showed some gradual improvement, the freight transportation consultancy reported this week. FTR describes the SCI as an indicator that sums up all market influences that affect the transport environment for shippers, with a reading above zero being favorable and a reading below zero being unfavorable and a “less-than-ideal environment for shippers.”. By LM Staff ·. October 26, 2018.

Truckload and intermodal rates see strong gains in October, according to Cass and Broughton report

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Pricing for both truckload and intermodal freight movements were again strong in October, according to data in the most recent editions of the Truckload Linehaul Index and Intermodal Index from Cass Information Systems and Broughton Capital. This pricing data is part of the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index and the Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, which were both created in late 2011. intermodal &middot. By LM Staff ·. November 15, 2018.

JLL report says intermodal growth is starting to pay off with inland ports’ development

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As United States intermodal volumes have been ahead of carload volumes in recent years, a report recently published by Chicago-based commercial real estate firm JLL explains that should this continue to remain that case, that increased intermodal usage will not only see supply chains drive more cargo off of highways on to rail, but it will also serve as a driver to increase real estate development in close proximity to inland ports.

AAR reports volume gains for week ending April 21

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The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that United States rail carload and intermodal volumes each saw annual volume gains for the week ending April 21. Intermodal containers and trailers rose 8.9% at 4,080,772, and intermodal units are up 5.6%

Can Maersk Transform Itself Into an Integrated Service Provider?

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Thirty years ago, following the invention of double-stack container trains , ocean carriers launched their own branded intermodal services in collaboration with the railroads. The idea was to provide shippers with a single bill of lading that combined water and land transport to the consignee’s door, all under the lines’ direct control. The proof is in their “miserable” performance of recent years, says Foster Finley, global head of transportation with AlixPartners.

AAR reports annual gains for U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes in May

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United States May rail carload and intermodal volumes each showed growth in May, according to data issued this week by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Intermodal containers and trailers rose 6.6%, or 86,010 units, to 1,398,203. to 252,162, and intermodal units were up 6.3%

Moore on Pricing: Rail

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transportation infrastructure. One solution that’s encouraging to the FRA is intermodal , as the railroads work with highway service providers to take on some of the increasing volumes. But, of course, intermodal consumes rail capacity too.

U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes see annual gains in September

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September showed another month of annual growth for United States rail carload and intermodal volumes, according to data issued this week by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Intermodal containers and trailers increased 6.2%, or 65,801 units, to 1,127,385 in September on an annual basis. Intermodal, the business line most closely related to consumer spending, was especially strong — the last two weeks of September were the top two weeks in history for U.S.

A stark difference in opinion over truck size and weight remains intact between trucking and rail

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For the former, this was made clear recently in a May 7 letter penned by Americans for Modern Transportation (AMT) a concern comprised of shippers, carriers, and retailers focused on improving safety and efficiency of the U.S.

Q1 intermodal volume has best quarter in nearly four years, says IANA

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Saying intermodal volume growth for the first quarter was decent would be an understatement. Total first quarter intermodal volume movements-at 4,547,247-were up 7.2% International, or ISO, containers led all intermodal categories for the quarter, rising 7% to 2,292,274.

RK Logistics and Mode Transportation partner up for brokerage operation services

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based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider RK Logistics Group recently announced it has opened up a freight transportation brokerage operation with Mode Transportation. Mode is an agent-based transportation solutions provider that is differentiated by customer-specific expertise, offerings across all modes of freight transportation and leading edge technology and analytics. Fremont, Calif.-based

A deeper dive on railroad service issues

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I don’t really think the STB is in a position to accomplish much except for indicating to railroad management that this is an issue that is significant and they cannot treat it as business as usual,” said Larry Gross , president of Gross Transportation Consulting, in an interview.

STB leadership calls on Union Pacific to provide Precision Scheduled Railroading updates

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In a letter written this week to Lance Fritz, chairman, president, and CEO of Class I railroad Union Pacific (UP) , top leadership from the Surface Transportation Board (STB) asked UP to provide the STB with updates regarding planned operating changes recently rolled out by UP. I believe a large part of the problem is attributed to the complexity in our network transportation plan that has emerged over time, compounded by significant changes in business mix.

Union Pacific rolls out ‘Unified Plan 2020’ to lower OR, improve network efficiency

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I believe a large part of the problem is attributed to the complexity in our network transportation plan that has emerged over time, compounded by significant changes in business mix. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. Features News Rail & Intermodal Transportation customs broker customs clearance freight imports logistics shipping

BNSF and CN serve up rebuttals to the STB over service concerns

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Two Class I railroads, BNSF Railway and CN, recently offered up their rebuttals to leadership at the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) , regarding ongoing concerns over railroad service issues.