The Port of Mobile broke 50,000 TEUs for the first time since container port operations began in 2009.

Port of Mobile Posts Record July

The Alabama Port Authority announced Aug. 15 that July was the busiest month ever at the Port of Mobile for containerized cargo, breaking 50,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) for the first time

CDL 1000 says it promises a 24-hour turnaround to pull any container and clear it out of a U.S. port or rail yard.

CDL 1000 Promises 24-Hour Turnaround

Technology service platform CDL 1000 announced on Aug. 9 a pledge to “save shippers up to half their overall transportation costs by reducing demurrage and rail yard storage fees.” The company says

J.B. Hunt to Expand Container Count

Freight transportation provider J.B. Hunt Transport Services (J.B. Hunt) has announced a new vessel service agreement that will increase its container count and “boost capacity for its customers.” Two new container ships


Truck size and weight: Transparency vs. deception

If you tell a kindergartener that he or she can have ice cream for breakfast with no ill effect and that it will make the lima beans at lunch taste better, that kid will hug your leg and tell you that you’re the best. They don’t see the tummy ache coming or know that you’re lying about the lima beans.

Best-ever month for chem carloads

Railroads in the United States originated 1,028,141 carloads in February, down 0.3% from the same month in 2017, the Association of American Railroads said.

Ron Sucik at REF 2018: Growing rail intermodal market share

Railroad intermodal growth rates appear to have plateaued, and the ELD (Electronic Logging Device) mandate has changed some dynamics in the motor carrier market. Does this mean most low-hanging fruit has already been converted to rail, or can the railroads take advantage of the ELD disruption and capture additional market share?