It highlights the hurdle the US Class I rail industry faces to grow intermodal business, especially international volume, in a marketplace that faces considerable economic headwinds, pricing challenges, and has seen increasing use of transloading in the West Coast to move imports to 53-foot domestic containers and shipping them to the East.

The largest pain point yet to resolve in refrigerated shipping is the lack of data and transparency in managing the end-to-end cold chain, the former head of Maersk Line's reefer business says.

Several ILA officials threw a surprise curve ball in a pre-negotiation meeting with United States Maritime Alliance, proposing a one-day coastwide work stoppage and Washington march against “government interference” in longshore hiring.

CSX Transportation is geographically, financially, operationally, and managerially unlike the two Canadian railroads Harrison has helmed in the past.

This development could signal that carriers will exert more discipline than last year as they negotiate service contracts.

Eimskip says more acquisitions are on the way in 2017.

Barge routes have had varied success around the United States.

US retailers are seeking the right balance between in-store and online inventories.

“For a fourth year in a row, we recorded an improvement in operating profit.”