Short Lines and Regional Railroads

In-depth news coverage of the short line railroad shipping industry.

Commentary

Outdated and unfair regulations leave shippers with no choice but to pay the excessive rates of their sole railroad.

News & Analysis

08 Jun 2017
The future of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad has been a top concern of port officials and businesses for nearly two years.
05 May 2017
APM Terminals, the Maersk Group’s port arm, has completed the sale of Pentalver.
07 Apr 2017
City officials move forward with a concession agreement that port businesses oppose.
28 Mar 2017
The acquisition, announced Tuesday, must still pass muster with regulators in the United States and Mexico.
15 Feb 2017
FECR operates about 350 miles of track along the east coast of Florida, and TRAC has an active fleet of more than 267,000 chassis.
20 Dec 2016
In the past year, busy terminals and traffic on roads connecting to the ports have left truck drivers waiting in hours-long lines to drop off and/or pick up a single load at Miami’s three container terminals.
14 Dec 2016
APM Terminals has agreed to sell its UK container trucking and transport unit Pentalver to US railroad company Genesee & Wyoming.
18 Nov 2016
City officials have dropped the idea of selling the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, but are continuing to explore the possibility of a public-private partnership for the short line that handles switching for the port’s six Class I railroads.
15 Aug 2016
The move will help G&W, a railway highly dependent on now-slumping carload traffic, tap into an intermodal customer base via connections to Class I carriers moving cargo to and from the East Coast’s busiest port terminals in New York and New Jersey.
12 Jul 2016
The city of New Orleans is again exploring the sale of the port’s switching railroad.