Rail & Intermodal

Rate cuts by the Russian rail monopoly RZD have made trucking uncompetitive with rail on some key routes, boosting the market share of the latter.

Russia’s container trade continues to rebound, sparking an intense competition between truckers and railroads.


The company is among North America’s largest providers of outsourced ocean container freight station services.

Officials inaugurate the new rail facility at Krishnapatnam Port, which is the latest sign of growing interest in the port by shippers and transportation companies.
Container Corporation of India is aggressively ramping up its intermodal reach into Krishnapatnam Port.

Plans for the second of six planned inland ports are moving ahead in Georgia, part of an effort to expand the port of Savannah’s intermodal reach into the fast-growing U.S. Southeast market.


Members of the Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación teachers' union blockade train tracks in Mexico's Michoacan state.
Angry Mexican teachers are blockading some of the country's railways, leaving thousands of containers stranded.

The privatization of rail freight in India in the mid-2000s has helped intermodal shippers, but the country's railways still needs copious investment.
India's road, rail and inland waterway systems have suffered from years of neglect and underinvestment, adding to freight delays and logistics costs.

The Port of Baltimore, pictured, has rail access, but would stand to gain much if that access could accommodate double-stacked trains.
The Port of Baltimore is not giving up on a project to raise the Howard Street tunnel enough to allow the passage of double-stacked freight trains.

Inventories have fallen from their recent seven-year high, but they are still a drag on growth throughout the transportation industry.
"I think if you look at the absolute volumes, they are not strong,” Eric Butler, UP’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer, said.

Canadian Pacific Railway joins CSX Transportation and Kansas City Southern Railway in the ranks of Class I railroads that suffered second-quarter intermodal volume declines.
Canadian Pacific Railway’s financials took a hit in the second quarter.

CSX Transportation and the state’s port authority on Tuesday detailed two new projects there aimed at fueling more cargo through the ocean gateway and onto the rails, and vice versa.