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

27 Nov 2020
Automation, self-invoicing bolster traditional third-party payment audit model
02 Nov 2017
E-commerce is accelerating, underpinning an uptick in global trade and US economic growth, XPO's Jacobs said.
01 Nov 2017
Double stacking trains is more efficient than single stacking trains and increases the capacity and the economies of scale of each train.
01 Nov 2017
As intermodal rail container and trailer volumes hit historic highs, pressure, that may lift pricing in 2018 and beyond, is building.
31 Oct 2017
Growth in truckload pricing is accelerating.
30 Oct 2017
“Last year, there were hardly any robberies.”
30 Oct 2017
China had planned to divert 15 percent of its overall container flows between it and Europe.
30 Oct 2017
Moves to shift European cargo from truck to rail ignores the fact that shippers choose their transport mode based on their individual supply chain needs.
27 Oct 2017
CSX Transportation discontinued more domestic intermodal services in an overhaul to build cargo density amid peak season.
27 Oct 2017
Third-quarter earnings reports reveal across-the-board increases in transportation rates, with little sign pressure will ease soon.
26 Oct 2017
A shortage of rail cars has caused Russian rail rates to surge.
26 Oct 2017
Savannah rail project promises two-day faster hinterland transits to Southeast and Midwest shippers.
26 Oct 2017
Rhenus has opened two new hubs in Europe to handle the growing cargo volumes at its air and ocean divisions.
20 Oct 2017
"Relentless" investment in equipment, higher driver pay help boost capacity, revenue, profit for Werner.
19 Oct 2017
CSX Transportation’s overhaul of its network ultimately may benefit shippers.
17 Oct 2017
Johan Nanninga, CEO of Guangzhou Port (Europe), breaks down the current state of the Asia-Europe rail network and outlines what the market will look like when it matures.
17 Oct 2017
Improve Europe's structural inadequacies and cut tariffs on the China-Europe rail network, is the message from a rail industry association executive.
17 Oct 2017
CSX is discontinuing international services as part of a broader operational overhaul.
16 Oct 2017
Canadian National Railway Vice President of Intermodal Keith Reardon discusses the challenges that come along with the growing commoditization of the transportation industry.
16 Oct 2017
More than 75 percent of Asia-Europe rail cargo ends its transcontinental journey in Germany.
13 Oct 2017
It will not happen overnight, but experts believe supply chains and transportation will become increasingly automated and more efficient as technology enables real-time exchange and analysis of vast amounts of data thanks to Amazon.com.
13 Oct 2017
Higher third-quarter operating costs at J.B. Hunt, especially costs related to drivers and empty trucks, show why US shippers should be concerned about truck and intermodal pricing.
13 Oct 2017
During the last two decades, Georgia has encouraged development of import distribution centers that have attracted all-water services from Asia and made Savannah the second-largest US East Coast container port.
12 Oct 2017
The pool is the latest sign of the strong demand for chassis with radial tires and LED lights.
10 Oct 2017
The service also gives US importers a new option.
09 Oct 2017
One of the so-called “truths” of the intermodal era is the inevitability of the transition to container, fueled by the “2 for 1” economics of double-stack.
06 Oct 2017
RZD hopes the reductions will make rail more attractive to shippers who overwhelmingly rely on trucking despite its higher costs.
06 Oct 2017
Sponsored: Johannes Nanninga, CEO of Guangzhou Port (Europe) BV, on trends in China, including growth of imports and manufacturing moving farther inland and west. 
03 Oct 2017
The chaos caused by the shutting down of a key European rail transport corridor had a financial impact, and freight associations are calling for immediate compensation.
03 Oct 2017
Shippers will have to dig harder to access new capacity as peak shipping season heats up.
29 Sep 2017
“This is one of the highest periods of turbulence and volatility in supply we have ever experienced, and we don’t think it will abate any time soon,” John Roberts, president and CEO, and Shelly Simpson, chief commercial officer, said.
28 Sep 2017
Rapid fulfillment and replenishment cycles are driving visibility, but shippers need to extend visibility even further.
28 Sep 2017
Shipping documents contain valuable information that BCOs can use for planning purposes if the information is digitized.
27 Sep 2017
US exporters and importers from the East Coast perhaps will drive rail and trans-Atlantic transport combinations that can offer better reliability than ocean routes to and from Central China.
22 Sep 2017
Longer dwell times at terminals, slower trains, and an unresponsive customer service department are still roiling supply chains for CSX shippers.
22 Sep 2017
As railroads decide to automate their intermodal transfer facilities, they will face challenges similar to what marine terminal operators have had to contend with.