• News feed - LTL

    • Port of Oakland made significant strides in 2018, but there’s no looking back

      While California’s two mega ports in San Pedro Bay have reported record inbound container throughput this fall, the state’s third largest ocean cargo gateway has been no slouch in the department, either. pburnson@peerlessmedia.com

    • Commerce and NRF report solid November retail sales

      Commerce reported that November retail sales, at $513.5 million, were up 0.2% over October’s revised $512.4 million and up 4.2% annually, and NRF reported that November retail sales increased 0.7% on a seasonally-adjusted basis from November and were up 5% on an unadjusted basis annually. pburnson@peerlessmedia.com

    • POLA and POLB post solid November volumes, despite moderation from October levels

      POLA handled 832,231 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEU), marking the fifth consecutive month of volumes topping 800,000 TEU, and POLB November volumes, at 621,835 TEU, rose 1.5% annually. pburnson@peerlessmedia.com

    • U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes are up for week ending December 8, reports AAR

      Rail carloads, at 267,000, headed up 0.3% annually, and intermodal containers and trailers, at 303,225, saw a 5.7% annual gain. pburnson@peerlessmedia.com

    • First round of BUILD grants is overly positive for freight transportation infrastructure

      Freight transportation-related infrastructure projects were front and center this week in regards to funding awarded by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) for the first round of the fiscal year 2018 Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) discretionary grant program. pburnson@peerlessmedia.com

    • Amazon announces plans to build regional air hub at Fort Worth Alliance Airport

      While the size of this new facility was not made public, Amazon officials said the new hub, which it expects to be operational next year, will create hundreds of new jobs, adding that unlike other gateways and facilities within Amazon Air’s network, the Regional Air Hub will be tailored specifically to Amazon Air’s larger scale regional needs. pburnson@peerlessmedia.com

    • Norfolk Southern announces plan to relocate corporate HQ to Atlanta

      Specifics on when NS will officially set up shop in Atlanta were not disclosed, but company officials said that the company is currently in what it called “advanced discussions” to purchase a site from Cousins Properties in Midtown Atlanta at 650 West Peachtree St. NW. pburnson@peerlessmedia.com

    • Rail Customer Coalition calls on White House to confirm STB nominees

      Earlier this week, top membership for the Railroad Customer Coalition (RCC), a large coalition of trade associations representing the manufacturing, energy, and agricultural industries reliant on railroads, penned a letter to President Trump, calling for the “urgent need” to fully staff the Surface Transportation Board (STB), an independent adjudicatory and economic-regulatory agency charged by Congress with resolving railroad rate and service disputes and reviewing proposed railroad mergers. pburnson@peerlessmedia.com