This post was last updated on June 20th, 2022
The year 2021/22 has been a big one for Intermodal news. The intermodal industry has seen unprecedented change and innovation this past year, with many companies and organizations making headlines for their initiatives and accomplishments.
Intermodal News and Updates Impacting Your Business and the Intermodal Industry Today.
Russia- Ukraine war, freight rates on the rise.
Russian forces close off shipping routes and limited air capacity will impact intermodal shipping through Europe. CNBC reports here.
The Ukraine/ Russia War shocks ripple across one of the world’s busiest trade lanes.
From London to Warsaw, importers will soon face higher shipping costs, longer delays, and sanctions in the movement of cargo between Europe and Asia. The Economic Times has its full story here.
Canada to help fund rail and port terminal expansion projects in New Brunswick
The Canadian government pledges CA$42 million to two initiatives in Saint John, New Brunswick, and McAdam, New Brunswick, that will boost supply chain efficiency for Canadian shippers.
The full story is here.
Mullen Group Ltd. Announces Multi-Year Intermodal Agreement with Canadian National Railway and APPS Transport
APPS Cartage Inc. and APPS Cargo Terminals Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mullen Group Ltd, announced that they have signed a multi-year contract with CN (TSX:CNR) (NYSE:CNI), the railway, to continue providing intermodal services to APPS Transport.
More on the announcement here.
The Montreal Port Authority and Canadian National reach an agreement in principle to develop the rail component of the Port of Montreal’s Contrecœur expansion
The MPA and Canadian National Railway (CN) have announced that they have struck a deal to link rail transportation at the new container terminal in Contrecœur. This project will assist improve the terminal’s efficiency while also ensuring a competitive commercial proposition.
Read the full article here.
A worldwide supply chain crisis has cut off everything from medical supplies to holiday presents, putting a new spin on shipping containers. Read the full post here.
Railyards clog up as delays continue and port congestion worsens. Read more about it here.
Prices surge, intermodal transportation capacity dips, read what’s making waves about logistics demand here.
Truck drivers shortage
Why limited supply has forced shippers to consider higher than average contract rates instead of spot rates. Reporter Max Garland has the full story here.
Intermodal volume and demand
North American Intermodal news
US and Canada see a continued downward trend in intermodal transportation year over year. Click here for full details.
BNSF Railway headlines
BNSF and Wabtec begin testing in California on a battery-powered locomotive. Read more about it here.
Intermodal logistics beyond 2021
The future of intermodal operations and predictions for the next five years to come in railroad and truckload transport. Full article here.
Norfolk Southern in the news
Crew shortages, poorer service – Norfolk has its fair share of struggles in 2021. Read the full Trains.com article here.
Writer Edwin Lopez deep dives into five years of supply chain management and the lessons learned along the way. Click here to read more.
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