Hurricane Florence promises US cargo delays, higher truck rates

Whether shippers moving goods through the US Southeast and Mid-Atlantic see delays and elevated truck rates for days or for weeks largely hinges on exactly where Hurricane Florence makes landfall and with how big of a wallop. (Above: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States.) Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Whether shippers moving goods...

Analysis: How US rails can further capitalize on domestic intermodal gains

The capacity challenges described here are not unique to railroad networks and terminals; they are persistent through the US supply chain. Further, while some solutions lie far in the future, there are several initiatives that could improve rail/intermodal service overnight. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. “Laissez les bons temps rouler” is a Cajun...

Softening US truck market resets battle for domestic freight

A price fight is brewing that may prompt US shippers to re-examine the value proposition of domestic intermodal rail in their supply...

Buffalo inland port to provide NY-NJ relief valve

The further integration of Buffalo, New York, into the Port of New York and New Jersey’s rail network promises...

Need for speed trumping UK emissions efforts

The demand for faster delivery in the United Kingdom is...

Infographic: Growth tests Mexico's freight network

 Related stories:US-Mexico border backup pummels supply chainsSafety rules would cut Mexican truck capacityEnsenada targets LA-LB cargo with expansionFreight growth drives Mexican warehousing boom...

EU bolsters freight rail as roadway reform stalls

Railroads’ long-running battle to grow their share of the total European cargo transport market over road freight received a boost last week at the same time trucking reforms hit a bump in the road.On March 27, the European Parliament overwhelmingly supported an amendment to...

Honoring intermodal pioneers

At the upcoming Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) Operations and Maintenance Seminar, the Intermodal Association of Chicago will hold a reception “Honoring Tradition & Remembering Friends” who have passed away in the past year or so. Between them, Ray Ascencio, Peter Bambach, George Boyle, Russ Graef, John “Jack” Lanigan...

UK rail strike threat adds to Brexit’s cargo woes

The United Kingdom’s leading rail freight company, DB Cargo UK, is in talks with union leaders...

Historic Omaha floods wrack supply chains

Record-breaking floods sweeping the Midwest are disrupting the flow of domestic and international freight, swamping rail lines and...