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Typhoon Neoguri to Wreak Havoc on Japan $

Typhoon Neoguri to Wreak Havoc on Japan  $

Thanks to some warm, dry air being sucked into Typhoon Neoguri, international severe storm meteorologists have downgraded maximum sustained winds from SuperTyphoon status on Monday in which sustained winds were…

PPI Comes into Focus as Rates Shoot Up $

PPI Comes into Focus as Rates Shoot Up  $

The Producer Price Index for April was released this week and it showed that once again rates for just about everything moved up in the month. This stoked fears that…

Diverting Cargo from West Coast Already $

Diverting Cargo from West Coast Already  $

We can’t give the names of the companies we visited with last night, but they are among the largest companies in the world.   Some of you know that the…

Baltic Dry Index Still “Not Happy”

We are hearing economists and analysts talking about how strongly the US economy is emerging from the malaise that it has been in during the first quarter of the year.…

Watch the Rails for Change $

Watch the Rails for Change  $

Both the US and Canadian governments are working on changing interline rail agreements (the laws that allow competitors in the rail sector to use each other’s rail lines). Whereas Canada…

Using the BDI as Worldwide Economic Gauge $

Using the BDI as Worldwide Economic Gauge  $

You know that we like the Baltic Dry Index as one of the earliest indicators of global economic activity. So, keeping with that belief, we need to point you to…

Rail Traffic Surges in Week 11 $

Rail Traffic Surges in Week 11 $

The Association of American Railroads released its weekly carload report last Friday, and we saw some nice increases in volume. That’s another positive early-warning sign that the springtime economy will…

Transportation Companies Scrambling to Get Ready for Titan $

Transportation Companies Scrambling to Get Ready for Titan  $

Many transportation companies are still trying to clear their networks after a series of winter storms that have hit the country since early January and late December. Believe it or…

January TranSystems Transportation Activity Index Update $

January TranSystems Transportation Activity Index Update  $

Our partners at TranSystems released their Transportation Activity Index report for January, and we saw a mix report with generally weaker month-over-month scores for the US transportation…

Year End Carload Report Gives Interesting Insights $

Year End Carload Report Gives Interesting Insights  $

The Association of American Railroads has published its final carload report of the year. Starting in January, the year-to-date cumulative totals will carry less weight for a couple of months…

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