Rail & Intermodal

Looking beyond 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 railway, Canada’s largest, said that traffic figures took a hit from weakened demand, but business was also curbed by the railroad itself coping with limited capacity at a Port Metro Vancouver terminal.

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.