Rail Equipment

Rail Equipment

News coverage of rail suppliers, including demand, economics and more.


For those in the rail intermodal business, 2012 served as a reminder that year-over-year changes are inevitable...

News & Analysis

15 Sep 2015
Tiger Cool Express is making some major moves on the personnel and asset front, hiring two industry veterans to help handle the tripling of the reefer intermodal service provider’s domestic equipment fleet.
11 Aug 2015
Shippers wanting to better track their containers railed from Europe to Asia have a new option, reflecting not only the rush of interest in the rapidly growing trade lane but also the persistent threats of theft — often from customs inspectors.
21 May 2015
Temporary duties placed on Chinese 53-foot domestic dry containers will be refunded after a U.S. trade commission ruled earlier this week that Chinese manufacturers did not have an unfair advantage over their North American competitors.
19 May 2015
A U.S. trade commission has ruled against making temporary duties permanent on Chinese manufactured 53-foot containers, dealing a blow to the North American manufacturers that accused their Far East competitors of dumping their products in the U.S. market.
13 May 2015
U.S. shippers will likely see even higher domestic intermodal rail prices if the International Trade Commission rules against the Chinese manufacturers of 53-foot containers at the end of the month.
03 Mar 2015
Intermodal rail carrier Tiger Cool Express recently added 35 temperature-controlled intermodal containers to its fleet.
21 Jan 2015
The China-financed Mombasa-Nairobi rail link that is under construction is facing competition from Africa’s largest private equity firm that has invested $70 million in a competing rail connection that will also link the two cities.
10 Dec 2014
Twenty-one days after leaving the east China manufacturing city of Yiwu more than 8,000 miles away, a freight train carrying 40 containers arrived in the Spanish capital of Madrid this week, potentially opening yet another land bridge between China and Europe.
27 Nov 2014
A train pulling 82 wagons loaded with containers is somewhere between the Chinese manufacturing hub of Yiwu and the Spanish city of Madrid, 6,200 miles down the track.
05 Nov 2014
The third quarter was 'transformational' for XPO Logistics, CEO Bradley S. Jacobs says. The question now is, will freight activity get even hotter in the fourth quarter?