Rail Equipment

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

Commentary

Anyone paying attention to rail carload data would conclude from the year-over-year losses that it’s a difficult market, but hidden in the figures is a story of improvement.

News & Analysis

16 Jun 2017
Launched last year, BoxTech contains the tare weight, max gross mass, and size type for containers from all over the world — particularly helpful for BCOs and forwarders meeting the new international SOLAS container weight requirements.
14 Jun 2017
US exporters are scrambling to find containers, with some coming up empty-handed.
25 May 2017
Shippers are pessimistic that the situation will improve any time soon.
09 May 2017
A free container database shows how the sharing of electronic information can help the supply chain from BCOs to marine terminals.
01 May 2017
The addition of seven feet and four additional pallet locations to the container means a 13 percent payload increase.
03 Apr 2017
Proposed Canadian legislation would allow EU-based carriers to reposition empty containers between domestic ports.
30 Mar 2017
Singamas has reported a full orderbook for the first quarter as carriers and container lessors try to avoid any shortages in boxes.
28 Mar 2017
A decline in production numbers and China regulations on paint look set to limit the availability of containers, which could spell trouble when demand picks up in peak periods.
23 Mar 2017
Russian antitrust authorities raided offices and seized documents Wednesday.
15 Mar 2017
It’s unclear whether the private sector has what it takes to make sensitive matchback solutions sustainable.