Government, Business, Logistics

Intermodal Volume Growth in 2018 Best in Five Years, IANA Report Says

J.B. Hunt intermodal J.B. Hunt

Driven by tight trucking capacity and the threat of tariffs, intermodal volumes increased 5.6% in 2018, their highest growth in five years, according to the Intermodal Association of North America’s annual report.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
February 6, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Industry Groups Object to New Chassis Fees Taking Effect at Ports

Trucks arrive with containers to be loaded onto a ship at the Port of Charleston Trucks arrive with containers to be loaded onto a ship at the Port of Charleston. (South Carolina Ports Authority)

Transportation industry groups are criticizing a plan by some ocean carriers to begin seeking new administrative fees for cargo containers, known as “street turns.” The fees are set to take effect Feb. 4 and range from $30 to $75, depending on the carrier.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 31, 2019
Business, Logistics

Intermodal Shipments Up 4.7% in Third Quarter

An intermodal train in Washington state Washington State Department of Transportation

Intermodal shipments grew 4.7% in the third quarter as companies stepped up imports ahead of promised U.S. tariffs on foreign goods and domestic shippers shifted from highway to rail in response to rising freight rates and constraints on truck capacity.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
November 6, 2018
Business, Logistics

Brokerage Within Intermodal Faces Added Complexity

Freight broker panel at IANA Sanderson (left) and Menzel during the panel discussion on brokerage within intermodal. (Mindy Long)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Brokerage and the spot market have been playing an increasingly important role in freight transportation, but freight brokerage in intermodal has added complexities that increase the need for strong communication and greater visibility.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 24, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Intermodal, 3PL Outlook Remains Strong

A container is loaded onto a Road One truck RoadOne

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The intermodal and third-party logistics industries are experiencing growth that is running parallel to the strength of the economy.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 20, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Savannah Port Extends Volume Growth

Port of Savannah A rubber tire gantry moves a 40-foot shipping container in the container yard at the Port of Savannah. (Stephen B. Morton/AP) 

If there is one word that describes Georgia ports in 2018 it is “growth,” with another record-breaking month in the books.

DeAnn Komanecky | Savannah (Ga.) Morning News
September 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

Spurring the Economy

Courtesy of BNSF Railway

The most important factor in boosting business across the United States is a solid network of highways and rail lines that connect the community to domestic and foreign markets.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Internet of Things Arrives in Intermodal

Intermodal Hub Group truck carrying an intermodal container. (Hub Group)

While intermodal may be playing catch-up in the real-time freight visibility race, the consensus among industry watchers is that the gap is closing — fast. You can thank the Internet of Things revolution and the emergence of “in the cloud” software and database platforms.

September 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

DrayNow Raises $5 Million to Expand Services Nationwide

DrayNow on three devices DrayNow

DrayNow, a new load-matching service that is focused on helping shippers and freight brokerage firms find drayage capacity, has received $5 million in funding to expand its business nationwide.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
August 28, 2018
Government, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

New York County Might Seek Control of Long-Awaited Inland Port

Roy Luck/Flickr

Onondaga County, N.Y., officials will consider seeking control of the long-awaited “inland port’’ at a DeWitt rail yard, under a proposal from Onondaga County Legislature Chairman Ryan McMahon.

Tim Knauss | Syracuse (N.Y.) Media Group
July 18, 2018