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CSX Intermodal Service Changes Could Snarl Peak Season Plans

Posted September 07, 2018

Under Logistics & Supply Chain Issues

(Gary Wollenhaupt – Supply Chain Dive)

As fall peak shipping looms, CSX continues to realign its network to support its precision scheduled railroading initiatives, and shippers will pay the price for service disruption. Major markets affected include Baltimore, Buffalo, Charleston, Columbus, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Portsmouth and Savannah.

“They notified shippers that a big chunk of interline intermodal service is going away right in the middle of peak shipping season, and that leaves shippers scrambling to rethink their supply chain on the fly as peak season begins in the hottest trucking market that we’ve seen in more than a decade,” Kristine Kubacki, a Mizuho Securities analyst, told Supply Chain Dive.

Inbound trans-Pacific traffic is already beginning to surge for the seasonal peak, with additional volume from companies importing ahead of anticipated tariffs. Click here to read more.