Rail & Intermodal

Rail & Intermodal

News & Analysis

25 Nov 2020
Canadian Pacific has made no secret of its ambition to claw some of the container line volume away from its larger rival Canadian National Railway, with new initiatives at Saint John and Vancouver aimed at just that.
17 Jun 2016
The potential impact of China’s Belt and Road initiative is starting to emerge.
16 Jun 2016
Shippers, especially retailers, want better end-to-end visibility to better manage inventory, but they need to connect gaps in their supply chains.
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.
24 May 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s biggest public container handler, is aggressively working to lure more truckload freight to the rails.
23 May 2016
At the 16th TPM Conference JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett and Norfolk Southern Railway Director of International Intermodal Randy Bayles discuss how the expansion of the Panama Canal has impacted how NS serves ports on the U.S. East Coast and the challenges presented to intermodal rail providers by container surges from mega-ships.
23 May 2016
India’s port connectivity infrastructure, which is a source of regular frustration for shippers and logistics providers, should show some improvement in the coming years.
18 May 2016
JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett and Florida East Coast Railway President and CEO Jim Hertwig sat down at the 16th TPM Conference to chat about the impact of the expanded Panama Canal on Florida ports and transport firms, the FECR’s new e-commerce platform, and the future of shipping refrigerated products in South Florida.
17 May 2016
France’s ports, railways and airports face shutdown.
13 May 2016
High levels of inventory continue to depress freight demand and help create excess truck capacity.
12 May 2016
Cass/Avondale indices for April show continued decline in truckload and intermodal pricing.
Direct ChassisLink Inc.
12 May 2016
One of the big three providers of U.S. marine chassis is being sold to a new owner.
11 May 2016
Far-reaching regulation will affect many smaller U.S. transport operators, shippers as well as large companies.
11 May 2016
Kansas City Southern Railway announced the name of its new chief executive officer Wednesday.
11 May 2016
Shippers torn between road and rail have a new tool they can use to help make the decision.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
10 May 2016
In issuing its guidance on how exporters need to meet the SOLAS container weight rule, Israeli stakeholders have said they will double-check the verified gross mass declarations of containers.
09 May 2016
BNSF Railway profit slumped 25 percent year-over-year in the first quarter, hammered by declines in energy-related volumes.
05 May 2016
North American intermodal volume growth accelerated in the first quarter of 2016.
05 May 2016
The Port of Baltimore is hoping a $425 million fix to a low-slung freight tunnel will help jump-start a surge in business.
04 May 2016
JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett and Canadian National Railway Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer J.J. Ruest got together at the 16th TPM Conference in Long Beach to talk about the railroad’s new intermodal terminal at the Port of Mobile, how it fits into the company’s overall network, and the success of its services at Prince Rupert, Canada.
03 May 2016
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission is levying the collective experience of the private sector to fight congestion at U.S ports.
03 May 2016
“The rails have taken a hands-off attitude when it comes to SOLAS, which, after all, is a maritime issue,” Larry Gross, a senior transportation analyst at FTR Associates, told JOC.com Tuesday.
03 May 2016
Allcargo Logistics, the parent of global non-vessel-operating common carrier ECU Line, plans to more than double annual revenue.
02 May 2016
Marine highways, or container transport via inland and coastal waterways, have had a rough go in the United States, but the U.S. Maritime Administration says it has learned from missteps.
02 May 2016
The fluid state of affairs involving ocean carrier alliances is making the intermodal exchange of containers at marine terminals more complex.
01 May 2016
U.S. shippers expect to ramp up their conversion of freight from truck to intermodal rail to the highest level in a year and a half, according to a new survey.
28 Apr 2016
The government of Ukraine plans to significantly reduce tariffs on container shipments via the trans-Caspian international transport route.