Rail & Intermodal

China, Serbia and Hungary have signed a memorandum of understanding to build a new 230-mile rail link between Belgrade and Budapest with construction work expected to start by the middle of next year.

North American intermodal volume in November shrank 1.9 percent year-over-year, a rarity for an industry that has experienced steady for years.

CN Rail said on Friday that it’s optimistic it can reach an agreement with 4,800 workers after negotiations wit


Erik Hansen
Erik Hansen, Kansas City Southern’s Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Intermodal, on Mexico’s rising importance as an importer, natural benefits of the Port of Larazo Cardenas and its potential for growth, as well as investment in domestic U.S. intermodal.

Truckload rates and intermodal pricing continued their year-over-year climb in November, spurred by stronger freight demand and port congestion.

Africa’s inland freight network is so troubled that it costs roughly seven times more to ship a container from Mombasa, Kenya, to Burundi, in central Africa, than to ship a container from Shanghai to the major Kenyan gateway, an APM Terminal executive said.

Montreal area shippers will now have improved access to the intermodal network of CSX Transportation after the railroad opened a $100 million terminal near Montreal at Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec.

U.S. intermodal trains on average are moving faster, but they still have a ways to go before delivering the level of service shippers had come to expect before last winter.

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The Mexican Congress is expected to approval legislation this afternoon that would protect concessions held by the country’s three largest railroads and create a rail regulatory agency.

India’s Ministry of Railways said it will postpone previously announced container rail increases, providing a temporary respite for shippers struggling with port congestion and rising transportation costs.