The only way to really grow intermodal is to convert freight from highway to rail, which will only happen when the industry puts forth a compelling combination of reliable, reasonably fast service with economic savings versus truck.
Minister Raitt meets with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities on improving railway transportation
CN extends EcoConnexions From the Ground Up program for three more years to green public properties across Canada
01 Jul 2021
Amid multimodal capacity shortages, Norfolk Southern is increasing daily accessorial charges on shippers who hold onto its 53-foot domestic EMP and TMX containers, hoping to speed turns for containers and chassis and maintain capacity that is under pressure.
08 Jun 2021
As the US economy reopens, more states are speeding up the permitting process for oversize/overweight flatbed loads, as cargo diversion complicates routing.
28 May 2021
As container vessels and freight clog major ports, oversized and overweight project cargo is being rerouted coast to coast, driving up ocean shipping and inland transportation costs.
24 May 2021
Besides allowing a single-network rail service through Canada, Mexico, and the US, KCS merging with either CN or CP would provide new import and exporter options for US Midwest shippers.
12 May 2021
Acknowledging the limited authority of the Federal Maritime Commission, new chairman Daniel Maffei wants to take stronger action on so-called unreasonable detention and demurrage.
04 May 2021
An ongoing dispute between longshore labor and employers in the port of Charleston, South Carolina, in the wake of the now-ended strike in Montreal, could pale in comparison to a looming confrontation over terminal automation when negotiations begin on a new US West Coast contract next year.
27 Apr 2021
Montreal’s dockworkers want to block federal intervention into their strike but offer to return to work if terminal operators agree to roll back a schedule change and other concessions.
20 Apr 2021
Canadian National’s $33.7 billion bid for Kansas City Southern would provide intermodal shippers some key alternatives to KCS’s proposed merger with Canadian Pacific, and possibly ignite a bidding war.
12 Apr 2021
In calling for the Trudeau government to intervene in an escalating dispute between Montreal port employers and longshore workers, Canadian manufacturers and farmers warned of rising economic damage.
10 Apr 2021
In what is expected to trigger a labor response, Montreal employers say they’re suspending guaranteed income pay after port tonnage fell 11 percent last month owing to cargo diversions amid a long-running dispute.
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