Container Freight Station (CFS) Defined in 100 Words A container freight station is a distribution facility where import and export shipments are consolidated and de-consolidated.
Understanding the difference between gross and tare weight is important when it comes to shipping via the freight modes of truckload or intermodal because of the various rules and regulations associated with weight on US roads.
Everything you need to know about domestic intermodal and how to be successful implementing it into your logistics strategy. Gives tips, tricks and insights on intermodal and what to watch out for when converting from truckload to intermodal.
Why Validating Your Freight Carrier's Operating Authority and Saftey Rating is Important Hiring a motor carrier to operate for a shipper or freight broker is more than an exercise of sorting a spreadsheet to determine the lowest price freight service provider.
Definition of an ISO Container An ISO container is an international intermodal container that is manufactured according to the specifications outlined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Definition of Reefer Freight Reefer freight refers to refrigerated and temperature controlled freight movements and equipment used to transport perishables or other temp-controlled freight.
Welcome back to our blog series, "Logistics Lingo in 100 words."
Definition of IMC: Intermodal Marketing Company An intermodal marketing company is a logistics company that purchases intermodal capacity directly from the railroads and trucking firms to give shippers a door-to-door intermodal service. The IMC utilizes equipment from multiple sources to provide the intermodal capacity, while also bringing other value-added services under a single freight bill to the ultimate shipper, also known as the beneficial cargo owner (BCO).
Definition of Class I, II & III Railroads Railroads are classified based on their annual operating revenues.
The logistics industry is filled with acronyms, which often confuse those outside the logistics and supply chain industry or those new to the field.
After thinking we had said just about all there was about intermodal and rail shipping, we realized we were wrong after reading two recent postings: Union Pacific’s article Three Ways to Connect with Rail - And How to Make Them Happen and Intermodal Association of North America’s infographic, What is Intermodal?