Rail & Intermodal

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 Union Pacific Railroad. Canadian Pacific and Canadian National Railways also operate in the United States.  

News & Analysis

01 Jun 2020
The acquisition of FMIC from Chainalytics helps transform DAT Solutions into a broader freight intelligence business aimed at enabling shippers, brokers, and truckers to understand freight costs and pricing.
19 Apr 2017
The digital innovation “will give rise to a new generation of freight trains.”
17 Apr 2017
J.B. Hunt’s less optimistic outlook could be an early indicator of what to expect from Class I railroads and trucking companies’ first-quarter earnings to be released over the next several weeks.
12 Apr 2017
China-Europe containerized rail has evolved from a niche option with infrequent service and a small network to one attracting suppliers and second-tier companies with more and faster services to a wider array of destinations.
11 Apr 2017
The fire at MRS Logistica’s Station of Light caused severe damage to several buildings and disrupted services to the busiest container port in Brazil.
07 Apr 2017
City officials move forward with a concession agreement that port businesses oppose.
05 Apr 2017
Converting cargo from road to rail, aimed at easing chronic congestion at Chennai Port, continues to be a struggle.
03 Apr 2017
Proposed Canadian legislation would allow EU-based carriers to reposition empty containers between domestic ports.
30 Mar 2017
A Mexican government report alleging a lack of competition among the country’s top three rail operators may be the first test of a new railroad regulatory agency created last year.
30 Mar 2017
Singamas has reported a full orderbook for the first quarter as carriers and container lessors try to avoid any shortages in boxes.
28 Mar 2017
Regional shippers can pay considerably less than having their goods trucked to the rail hub of Chicago.
28 Mar 2017
Climate change will mean shifting sourcing patterns, which will be a big challenge facing the cold supply chain, says Girish Nair, CN's director of multimodal innovation. 
28 Mar 2017
The acquisition, announced Tuesday, must still pass muster with regulators in the United States and Mexico.
CN Keith Reardson at TPM 2017
28 Mar 2017
CN reinvests approximately 20 percent of its revenue back in to its physical infrastructure, Vice President of Intermodal Keith Reardon said at TPM 2017. 
28 Mar 2017
A decline in production numbers and China regulations on paint look set to limit the availability of containers, which could spell trouble when demand picks up in peak periods.
27 Mar 2017
Road from Southeast Asia to China and rail on to Poland — another service option as the overland route between Asia and Europe grows in popularity.
23 Mar 2017
China-Europe rail is appearing as a regular service offered by forwarders as BCOs begin including the overland route in their requests for quotations.
23 Mar 2017
Russian antitrust authorities raided offices and seized documents Wednesday.
20 Mar 2017
Cass truckload and intermodal data reflect importance of fuel in pricing and rising demand.
16 Mar 2017
India wants to switch from a point-to-point transportation system to a hub-and-spoke model.
15 Mar 2017
It’s unclear whether the private sector has what it takes to make sensitive matchback solutions sustainable.
15 Mar 2017
Although ports may reopen Wednesday, in parts of the US Northeast, over-the-road freight transport remains frozen.
13 Mar 2017
The port of Antwerp has gained a new rail service to Germany.
10 Mar 2017
The new services should save shippers cost and transit time compared with ocean shipping.
10 Mar 2017
“Through these alliances, these groups ... could maintain almost unchanged the status quo that existed before the liberalization of the rail freight sector in Spain.”
09 Mar 2017
Brazil’s government for years now has been concessioning out infrastructure to boost investment and foster modernization.
08 Mar 2017
US exporters are having a harder time than usual securing containers.
07 Mar 2017
Revenue dipped 4 percent.
06 Mar 2017
The container trains from Bangalore inland container depot leave every Friday to reach Cochin by Sunday.
03 Mar 2017
Matchback opportunities for shippers in the US heartland are limited by a lack of data.
03 Mar 2017
USAT Logistics, the non-asset arm of USA Truck, opens a Mexican subsidiary.
02 Mar 2017
Since 2010, chemical companies have announced 264 new US projects totaling more than $161 billion in capital investment.
02 Mar 2017
Eurotunnel Group more than doubled its earnings in 2016.
01 Mar 2017
Container Corporation of India is working with Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust to speed up the clearance of imports booked under the direct port delivery program.
25 Feb 2017
It highlights the hurdle the US Class I rail industry faces to grow intermodal business.
24 Feb 2017
CSX Transportation is geographically, financially, operationally, and managerially unlike the two Canadian railroads Harrison has helmed in the past.