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

23 Sep 2020
Domestic intermodal volumes already elevated compared with a year ago and there are signs that international intermodal is on the upswing too.
13 Sep 2017
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.
27 Aug 2017
Truck, rail, water, and air transport are shut down.
25 Aug 2017
Cargo transportation providers along the Texas coast are preparing for major disruptions from Hurricane Harvey.
25 Aug 2017
The web-based platform appears to be the only one of its kind targeting empty capacity globally, whereas the other platforms are either within the United States or Europe.
25 Aug 2017
Backup routes used to get around the shut down Rhine Valley rail link are proving costly for shippers.
23 Aug 2017
The two month shutdown of a key rail corridor in Northern Europe is adding almost one-third to the transportation costs from the Mediterranean to Germany.
22 Aug 2017
Since March, parcel giant UPS has shifted at least some of its cargo from CSX to NS.
21 Aug 2017
US and Mexican Customs officials at a KCS-built facility will work to speed growing cross-border rail traffic at Laredo.
21 Aug 2017
The issue threatens the hard-won gains from a government initiative to lower logistics costs for domestic shippers.
18 Aug 2017
Does an atypically "robust" summer for US freight demand signal higher road and rail rates ahead for shippers?
18 Aug 2017
Diversion routes in Germany are also out of service because of engineering work, threatening further delays at Europe’s top container port.
17 Aug 2017
The dispute focuses on efforts to modernize the Trans-Siberian Railway.
16 Aug 2017
The new seven-day-a-week service was announced on Aug. 14 after a trial period with Hapag-Lloyd.
14 Aug 2017
The new terminal, pulling in grain carloads from the western Canadian provinces and the US Midwest, will help alleviate equipment shortages for North American outbound moves.
09 Aug 2017
The growing popularity of shipping containers by rail from China to Europe is leading to delays as increasing cargo volume begins to overpower European terminals.
09 Aug 2017
Concor’s net profit during jumped 36.4 percent year over year.
07 Aug 2017
By volume, JNPT handled 61,383 TEU during the month via rail.
03 Aug 2017
More than 80 percent of CSX shippers surveyed have experienced problems with the railroad’s service.