Class I Railroads

Class I Railroads

News & Analysis

16 Apr 2015
Canadian National Railway on Thursday announced plans to invest US$400 million into infrastructure improvements in its Western Canada feeder rail lines.
15 Apr 2015
Shippers’ frustration with West Coast port congestion might end up delivering more international intermodal volume growth to CSX Transportation over the coming years, but clogged marine terminals on the opposing coast dragged its total intermodal traffic growth to a crawl in the first quarter.
14 Apr 2015
CSX Transportation profit in the first quarter rose 11 percent year-over-year to $442 million, as strong pricing power helped offset weak intermodal volume growth. Revenue in first three months of year was flat at $3 billion compared to the same period a year ago.
09 Apr 2015
BNSF Railway on Thursday trumpeted reports of significantly improved intermodal service and performance metrics since rail service hit new lows last year, thanks to a harsh winter and an unrelenting surge of freight.
Cold Train
08 Apr 2015
Former executives at a defunct refrigerated rail service have filed a multimillion-dollar federal lawsuit against BNSF Railway, alleging the railroad’s failing service reliability and shirking of professional commitments drove the company out of business.
Domestic interline service EMP, Norfolk Southern
06 Apr 2015
Shippers’ diversion of imports to the U.S. East Coast to avoid West Coast port congestion has caused an imbalance in domestic intermodal equipment, spurring Norfolk Southern Railway to implement a $500 surcharge on westbound domestic intermodal shipments interchanged with Union Pacific Railroad.
27 Mar 2015
Terminal operators and equipment managers on the West Coast intend to form a discussion agreement that will allow them to work with industry stakeholders such as shipping lines, motor carriers and railroads to reduce congestion and improve cargo velocity.
25 Mar 2015
U.S. shippers’ potential shifting of imports from the West Coast to the East Coast would give the major eastern railroads more business, but how much the railroads will actually benefit depends on how much of the cargo is destined for the Midwest.
CSX Intermodal operation
24 Mar 2015
Fierce late winter weather dealt a blow to U.S. railroads’ efforts to restore intermodal rail service to the level shippers enjoyed before the 2013-2014 winter dragged down performance.
23 Mar 2015
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are partnering with cargo interests, terminal operators, harbor truckers and the railroads to hasten the day when marine terminals become transit facilities rather than storage sites for containers.