Rail & Intermodal

A teacher union blockade of freight rails in Mexico that trapped 4,000 thousands of containers in the key port of Lazaro Cardenas, and also some in Manzanillo, preventing them from moving in and out of the port, is over.


Shippers and railroads disagree about the merits of a new proposal from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board over so-called “reciprocal” or “competitive” switching.

SLIDE SHOW: Wind power shipments have emerged as one of the key growth sectors in breakbulk and project cargo shipping.

Deutsche Bahn’s restructuing efforts to restore profitability are beginning to show results.

BNSF has 60 days to decide whether to appeal latest court ruling involving the Southern California International Gateway.

Although international intermodal volume at Canadian National Railroad fell in the second quarter, its domestic intermodal business was up.
The railway, Canada’s largest, said that traffic figures took a hit from weakened demand, but business was also curbed by challenges at Port Metro Vancouver.

Looking beyond the broader market, Hub Group sees share gain, more volume ahead.

Weak coal and intermodal demand combined with a restructuring effort to bring down second-quarter profit and revenue at Norfolk Southern Railway.
Norfolk Southern railway’s results paint the near-final brushstrokes on the grim landscape that Class I railroads faced in the second quarter.

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.