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

08 Apr 2020
With much of the air freight capacity limited on routes to and from China, and more than 30 percent of the ocean capacity canceled, shippers are making greater use of rail services amid pandemic-related supply chain disruptions.
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.
21 Sep 2017
Terminal operator DP World is nearing completion on a $200 million upgrade to its Fairview Container Terminal at Prince Rupert, but remaining construction to landside infrastructure has roiled port productivity.
21 Sep 2017
The economic aftershock from hurricanes Harvey and Irma is affecting freight flows and transportation pricing across North America.
19 Sep 2017
The Port of Virginia is tapping into the growing Midwest market.
19 Sep 2017
“What we have seen this first half of this year is a massive reefer container shortage.”
19 Sep 2017
“Today the challenge is not the technology.”
18 Sep 2017
Textile shippers have welcomed the service.
16 Sep 2017
The prospects for intermodal are strong, but there are a series of “known unknowns.”    
15 Sep 2017
West Coast ports compete harder for intermodal cargo, but rail pricing may be the key determiner.
15 Sep 2017
Call it an "obsession." Amazon's dedication to fulfilling customer expectations is turning a wheel of logistics growth that is not likely to stop.
15 Sep 2017
The sudden closure of the Rhine Valley Alpine rail track in southwest Germany could not have come at a worse time for Europe’s rail freight industry.
14 Sep 2017
Addition of 10-4 Systems to division offering carrier technologies promises greater blending of services across supply chains.
14 Sep 2017
Shippers will greet news that the key European rail corridor will open five days early with some relief, but they will still have to struggle for alternatives until early October.
14 Sep 2017
The China-Europe rail route is gaining in popularity among shippers, but even with its rapid growth, the weekly capacity overland is just 2 percent of that offered by ocean.
13 Sep 2017
Primary rail providers have said they are metering cargo even for routes that are operating normally.
13 Sep 2017
Two of the world’s largest shipping container operators now contribute information to the database, which has more than 1,000 users.
13 Sep 2017
Motor carriers and their shipper customers have been footing the bill.
12 Sep 2017
“Today only between 2 and 3 percent of throughput at the port of Santos goes via rail.”
11 Sep 2017
With energy prices low and the dollar high, total intermodal volumes improved 4.5 percent in the second quarter.
07 Sep 2017
Ports from Miami to Charleston now lie in the Category 5 storm’s projected path.
06 Sep 2017
Shortline, port operators are owned by the same investment group.
05 Sep 2017
The US Coast Guard on Tuesday reopened the Sabine-Neches Waterway.
05 Sep 2017
Terms of the 50-50 joint venture were not disclosed.
05 Sep 2017
Rail traffic between Italy and Germany is expected to rise sharply in September, which is not good news with the crucial Alpine route shut down until Oct. 7.
05 Sep 2017
Truck-to-rail freight conversion critical to easing terminal congestion is steadily picking up momentum at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
01 Sep 2017
The reopening of terminals, repairs to rail lines, and moves toward more normal vessel operations are important steps in untangling supply chains twisted by Hurricane Harvey.
01 Sep 2017
Hub Group has launched a new cargo tracking tool.
31 Aug 2017
This resource includes customer updates from logistics companies and transportation providers, and ways people can contribute to charitable organizations to help those affected by the storm and flooding.
31 Aug 2017
The effects of a weak start to the year for Kerry Logistics were reversed by a strong second quarter and the Hong Kong-based company is expecting a positive full-year result.
30 Aug 2017
Houston and several other Texas and Louisiana ports hope to restart operations by Labor Day.
29 Aug 2017
Logistics impacts from flooding in Houston and other parts of southeast Texas continue to spread.
29 Aug 2017
VTG, one of the leading European railcar leasing and rail logistics groups, posted improved second-quarter results.
28 Aug 2017
Singamas returns to profitability as market sentiment improves and box orders flood in.