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.



The Federal Railroad Administration is making it easier for inspectors and agency lawyers to initiate criminal investigations, and to impose more and higher civil penalties, beginning this month.

News & Analysis

20 Oct 2016
The Western railway has lost some of its pricing power after domestic and international freight demand shrank in the third quarter.
19 Oct 2016
The fall shipping season of 2016 has been good to Canadian Pacific Railway.
17 Oct 2016
A week after Hurricane Matthew’s clouds lifted, US shippers continue to experience delays or outright embargoes on cargo moving in and around eastern North Carolina where rail lines and roads remain underwater.
CSX Transportation has invested heavily in its intermodal network recently and believes strong pricing is more than justified as a result of the service improvements the investments enabled.
13 Oct 2016
The railway said it remains dedicated to strong pricing.
10 Oct 2016
Ports from Miami to Hampton Roads resumed cargo operations Monday.
03 Oct 2016
Mexican shippers and railroads are closely watching to see if a new regulatory agency will lower rates and how it will weigh in on disagreements between carriers and customers, as intermodal volume growth sputters.
A strong harvest in the United States could prove crucial to helping railroads and shippers effectively reposition empty containers.
26 Sep 2016
One way railroads can make their international intermodal services more cost effective is by gaining a load on the backhaul. At first glance, it’s a simple idea.
Intermodal executives aren't too excited about the outlook for demand, but it shouldn't faze shippers, who stand to gain from lower rates.
22 Sep 2016
With freight demand down and declining, Class I railroad executives now say they don’t expect to see a rebound in intermodal volume until the second half of 2017.
19 Sep 2016
The Port of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, is studying the feasibility of a new terminal that would handle breakbulk and bulk cargoes.