Railway Age, FreightWaves Partner on New Freight Forecasting Channel

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Railway Age has partnered with freight transportation intelligence provider FreightWaves to expand its coverage of logistics and near-time analytics. FreightWaves is sponsoring a new channel, “Freight Forecasting,” on www.railwayage.com.

The new Freight Forecasting channel is located on the right-hand side of the channels menu on the Railway Age home page.

Offering current digital intelligence and context to the freight community on a central platform, FreightWaves is a leading source of data and information on numerous freight markets—truck, rail, marine, intermodal “Freight markets are under attack from digitization, volatility, regulations, and cyclical and secular trends,” according to the company’s founders. “Market participants need near-time analytics and commentary about the overall market. FreightWaves is a data and content forum that provides market participants with near-time analytics on the state of the freight market and tools that provide actionable outcomes.”

FreightWaves recently updated SONAR, a leading freight market analytics dashboard and freight forecasting platform aggregating billions of data points from hundreds of sources to provide transportation and logistics data. The company “has partnered with some of the largest and most important data providers in the freight marketplace, aggregating hundreds of sources and representing billions of individual data points. We use this information to understand and model near-time changes and impacts to the freight market, giving us an understanding of how things like weather, economic activity, technology and regulations affect freight markets.”

Railway Age has been providing in-depth information and analysis to rail industry professionals since the mid-19th century,” notes Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono. “Our partnership with FreightWaves is among the most recent examples of how our 164-year-old publication is evolving with the industry as it adjusts to a changing market, one increasingly driven by data and new technology.”

FreightWaves SONAR offers the most essential rail and intermodal data available, with daily updates on rail and intermodal pricing and volumes. Additionally, compare rail market trends against other modes of transportation gain a comprehensive view of logistics markets. Users can react faster than ever to changing market conditions, giving them an advantage never before seen in freight. To learn more and schedule your personal free trial, click here.

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