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 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

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.
01 Nov 2016
Officials at the Port of New York and New Jersey hope a record monthly volume of rail cargo is just the start of the payoff from years of intermodal investment that seeks to give the port a competitive edge as ever-larger ships arrive on the East Coast.
26 Oct 2016
CSX Transportation and Ports America agreed to the hand-over in January.
26 Oct 2016
NS is the first and only Class I railroad to report an uptick in domestic and international intermodal business this earnings season.
25 Oct 2016
Executives at the Montreal-based railway said they are dedicated to keeping pricing above inflation, even as the marketplace becomes more competitive on the roads and rails as demand slips and capacity rises.