Kansas City Southern Railway

Kansas City Southern Railway

The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, the smallest U.S. Class I railroad, is owned by transportation holding company Kansas City Southern, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City Southern Railway is a primarily north-south line linking the central United States to Mexico, where it connects with Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., which is also owned by Kansas City Southern. KCS de Mexico serves northeastern and central Mexico, providing connections to the ports of Lázaro Cárdenas, Tampico and Veracruz.

Founded in 1887, KCSR operates approximately 3,500 route miles in a 10-state region, serving the central and south central U.S.

Holding company KCS also has a 50 percent interest in Panama Canal Railway Co., which provides rail service along the Panama Canal.

In 2013, KCS had a profit of $351.4 million on record revenue of $2.37 billion — up 5.8 percent year-over-year.

KCSR recorded revenue of $649.7 million in the second quarter of 2014, up 12.2 percent from year-earlier revenue of $579.3 million. 2014 half-year was $1.25 billion, up 11 percent from the previous year.

Key Coverage

KCS intermodal facility to tap growing Dallas market

KCS Confident Mexico Won’t Strip Its Concession Agreement

Kansas City Southern Reports Record Revenue

KCS Bullish on Intermodal Growth South of the Border

Railroad crossing
27 Oct 2014
Canadian Pacific Railway CEO E. Hunter Harrison sees railroad consolidation as possible and a way to greatly improve service, but the majority of his Class I counterparts aren’t on board.
17 Apr 2014
Kansas City Southern Railway appears confident the Mexican government won’t require it to open up its track to competitors as legislation had threatened last fall.
Kansas City Southern de México
14 Mar 2014
Change is coming to the Mexican freight rail industry, but it’s too soon to determine whether the push for reform will lead to a major overhaul or something much more moderate.
10 Feb 2014
Kansas City Southern Railway said Friday it will aggressively defend its concession agreement in Mexico but declined to say whether it would pursue legal action against a bill aimed at opening the country up to railroads other than the two existing concession holders.
KCS train
29 Jan 2014
Kansas City Southern Railway expects to see a surge of business from three new Mexican auto plants later than previously anticipated, as the Nissan, Honda and Audi plants are slated to produce only half their full capacity this year.
Kansas City Southern trains
24 Jan 2014
Kansas City Southern today reported record revenue of $616 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, up 8 percent year-over-year...
12 Jan 2014
At a recent supply chain conference, Bradley S. Jacobs heard a “financially compelling” case for investing and doing business in his country from former Mexican President Felipe Calderón. “Mexico is positioning to chip into China’s status as one of our major trading partners,” said the chairman and CEO of XPO Logistics.
Majestic Maersk in Copenhagen
27 Dec 2013
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