Rail & Intermodal

The latest news, analysis, and developments affecting rail transport globally. Rail transport in the United States is dominated by privately held Class I railroads such as BNSF Railway, CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway while many major railroads around the world are state-owned, such as Russia's RZD, SNCF in France, and Germany's Deutsche Bahn.

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Midyear Trucking Report: Is a Rally or Retreat Ahead?
Aug 25, 2016 2:00PM EDT

News & Analysis

25 Jul 2016
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.
14 Jun 2016
A new Panama Canal container route to the U.S. Gulf from Asia will replace and build on an intermodal rail service that Maersk Line launched via Mexico.
14 Jun 2016
Canadian freight operator Manitoulin Global Forwarding added temperature-controlled trucking to its portfolio.
13 Jun 2016
California took another step Friday toward meeting the governor’s goal of a zero-emissions freight transportation environment.
09 Jun 2016
Competition in the soft market means lower domestic intermodal rates for shippers today, but a peak season turnaround — when volumes are expected to accelerate back to 2015 levels — could end historically low pricing.
07 Jun 2016
Canadian National Railway announced Tuesday that chief executive officer Claude Mongeau will step down at the end of June, just months after returning to the railroad’s helm following treatment for a throat tumor.
06 Jun 2016
Kansas City Southern Railway cross-border and domestic shippers are grappling with disruptions.
01 Jun 2016
Russia is making it easier for shippers to secure spot containerized rail transport.
31 May 2016
A container block train bound for Duisburg in Germany pulled out of the northwestern Chinese city of Urumqi at the weekend, the latest milestone in the development of China-Europe container rail links.
30 May 2016
Switzerland will open the world’s longest rail tunnel June.
25 May 2016
"I think that's not something we didn't expect," Canadian Pacific Railway Chief Executive Officer E. Hunter Harrison said Wednesday in New York City at a conference hosted by transportation research firm Wolfe Research.