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.

 

Commentary

The so-called capacity crunch — with its promise of tighter trucking capacity, higher shipping rates, and an era of prosperity for intermodal rail — has dominated discussions for the past two years.

News & Analysis

04 Jan 2017
Both companies now contend they are not receiving an equitable portion of the revenue from their partnership.
04 Jan 2017
Union Pacific Railroad will gain control of assets throughout the United States as a result of its deal with Railex.
25 Dec 2016
Weak demand has eroded domestic shipping rates, and may also have slowed the steady increase of rail transportation of ocean containers.
19 Dec 2016
Shippers want the rail industry to try a slew of new approaches, but those changes may not materialize.
30 Nov 2016
The new rule is above and beyond the published average train speeds that shippers and industry analysts have been relegated to rely on for years. Although those figures are an indicator of service reliability, they in no way provide a comprehensive appraisal of rail service.
18 Nov 2016
A new intermodal container transfer facility at the port of Jacksonville is positioning the Florida gateway to move more cargo to the US Midwest.
17 Nov 2016
The Association of American Railroads wants the White House to freeze pending proposals at the Surface Transportation Board, including a proposed rule backed by rail shipper groups.
16 Nov 2016
BNSF and Kansas City Southern railways are launching a new joint cross-border intermodal service, a bet that the new Trump administration won’t upend the North American Free Trade Agreement.
11 Nov 2016
Lawrence H “Larry” Kaufman, who provided authoritative reporting and analysis of railroads and transportation for The Journal of Commerce and other publications during a diverse career spanning more than 50 years, died Tuesday in Golden, Colorado.
07 Nov 2016
The so-called “freight recession” continues to weigh down demand, volume, and pricing.