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

10 Jul 2020
With COVID-19 flare-ups endangering reopenings across the country, the road to recovery for US shippers and transportation providers will likely look more like a mountain switchback than a sharp incline.
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.
23 Feb 2017
As railroads are moving intermodal operations closer to their end markets, those end markets are fighting back projects they say test the limits of local infrastructure.
22 Feb 2017
Expect significant delays for goods moving via rail Northern California, Nevada, and the Pacific Northwest.
17 Feb 2017
The legal salvo is the latest sign of how Hanjin containers continue to disrupt the global container shipping market.
16 Feb 2017
"A container shortage is possible."
16 Feb 2017
Four weeks into the Trump administration, it appears the trade rhetoric of the campaign may well find expression in actual policy.
15 Feb 2017
US inventories are rising, but inventory-to-sales ratios are falling, a sign freight is moving inland faster and inventories turning over more rapidly.
15 Feb 2017
FECR operates about 350 miles of track along the east coast of Florida, and TRAC has an active fleet of more than 267,000 chassis.
15 Feb 2017
More containerization in Russia would help cut transportation costs in the country.
10 Feb 2017
The hike RZD instituted will further increase the price differential between rail and road.
09 Feb 2017
The acquistion of the Evans Network of Companies, an intermodal operator, signals renewed interest in assets as well as technology.
08 Feb 2017
The US Surface Transportation Board, the top rail regulatory agency, proposed a new rule in July that would permit so-called reciprocal switching. Now, however, the proposed rule might be derailed even before it leaves the station.
06 Feb 2017
The transportation providers’ confidence has been spurred by an intermodal market that is improving.
03 Feb 2017
A new tenant plans to build the largest-ever speculative building constructed in the area.
02 Feb 2017
A unified customs clearance system along the New Silk Road from China to Europe can address the major pain points on the route, a World Economic Forum director believes.
01 Feb 2017
“The lowest cost supply chain will win.”
01 Feb 2017
Expectations of rising transportation rates have more shippers looking at alternative routes, and not just rails.
30 Jan 2017
President Trump's move raises questions about whether other rules might also be delayed or entirely derailed.
27 Jan 2017
The potential benefits are significant, lowering costs and paving the way for further import growth.
26 Jan 2017
Union Pacific Railroad’s discussion of pricing challenges for ocean containers in the fourth quarter was a rare admission of its inability to charge ocean carriers what it wants.
26 Jan 2017
Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Transportation said they gained international intermodal volume in the fourth quarter.
23 Jan 2017
Shippers moving goods from northeastern China to international markets are turning to Russian ports.
20 Jan 2017
Pending any dramatic shakeup to trade relations, the railway — which operates a north-south network in Mexico and the US Midwest — said that despite recent downturn in intermodal revenue and volume, it remains optimistic about growing cross-border intermodal trade.
19 Jan 2017
President and Chief Operating Officer Keith Creel said international business growth is welcome but, “we’re not going to bet the farm on it.”
19 Jan 2017
Shippers show they are willing to pay more for dedicated capacity, and J.B. Hunt is happy to oblige.
19 Jan 2017
E. Hunter Harrison is leaving Canadian Pacific Railway early possibly to try to take the reins of CSX Transportation