It highlights the hurdle the US Class I rail industry faces to grow intermodal business, especially international volume, in a marketplace that faces considerable economic headwinds, pricing challenges, and has seen increasing use of transloading in the West Coast to move imports to 53-foot domestic containers and shipping them to the East.
Class I Railroads
News and analysis focused on shipping and Class I U.S. railroads such as CSX Transportation, Union Pacific Railroad and Kansas City Southern Railway.
News & Analysis
24 Feb 2017
CSX Transportation is geographically, financially, operationally, and managerially unlike the two Canadian railroads Harrison has helmed in the past.
23 Feb 2017
As railroads are moving intermodal operations closer to their end markets, those end markets are fighting back projects they say test the limits of local infrastructure.
22 Feb 2017
Expect significant delays for goods moving via rail Northern California, Nevada, and the Pacific Northwest.
16 Feb 2017
Four weeks into the Trump administration, it appears the trade rhetoric of the campaign may well find expression in actual policy.
08 Feb 2017
The US Surface Transportation Board, the top rail regulatory agency, proposed a new rule in July that would permit so-called reciprocal switching. Now, however, the proposed rule might be derailed even before it leaves the station.
03 Feb 2017
A new tenant plans to build the largest-ever speculative building constructed in the area.
01 Feb 2017
“The lowest cost supply chain will win.”
27 Jan 2017
The potential benefits are significant, lowering costs and paving the way for further import growth.
26 Jan 2017
Union Pacific Railroad’s discussion of pricing challenges for ocean containers in the fourth quarter was a rare admission of its inability to charge ocean carriers what it wants.