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Episode 1: Intersection of E-Commerce and Intermodal Rail

Episode 1:  Welcome to PLG Consulting’s 1st ‘Talking Logistics’ Podcast.  Today’s podcast features our host, Chris Bonura, and veteran intermodal and rail transportation expert, John Tuttle.  John and Chris discuss the topic of the “Intersection of E-Commerce and Intermodal Rail”.  In 2020 e-commerce sales grew by 32% and by more than 8 times the overall […]

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Commentary: Narrow WCS-WTI Spread Pressures Tank Car Lease Rates

Commentary:  Narrow Western Canada Select (WCS) and Western Texas Intermediate (WTI) spread pressures tank car lease rates   It’s not profitable to ship crude oil by rail. The main driver of crude-by-rail shipments is the price difference between Canada’s benchmark Western Canada Select and Western Texas Intermediate, a U.S. benchmark. When the discount is wide, […]

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