intermodal volume

Intermodal markets: Under pressure

U.S. Class I railroads have largely arrested declines in average intermodal train velocity and lengthening terminal dwell times, but they’re doing so by punishing shippers for tendering surge and spot volumes.    Union Pacific has imposed surcharges of $5,000 on spot intermodal containers outbound from California because previous rate hikes

By |September 2nd, 2020|Intermodal, News, Rail|

Intermodal markets: Can contract rates go higher?

By removing power and capacity from the tracks and restricting services over the past few years, railroads have positioned themselves to benefit from rapidly strengthening trucking markets and take price on contract freight, in our view.   In some cases — outbound Los Angeles — intermodal spot rates are higher

By |July 15th, 2020|Intermodal, Rail|