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

28 May 2020
Norfolk Southern Railway has begun on-dock rail service from the Port of Baltimore, replacing an offsite yard, as part of a larger effort to make intermodal more attractive to BCOs using the port.
09 Jun 2017
The end-to-end transport solution introduced in conjunction with rail operator Container Corporation of India (Concor) includes all cargo processes.
08 Jun 2017
The future of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad has been a top concern of port officials and businesses for nearly two years.
05 Jun 2017
The move has already resulted in an uptick of cargo booked on the spot market.
02 Jun 2017
US rail regulators have said they need more time and information before they can make any decision on a proposed freight rail line that backers say would bypass Chicago congestion.
02 Jun 2017
The maintenance will help avoid derailments like the 25-car incident that occurred in Colorado’s Weld County this past January.
30 May 2017
The deal underscores the rising demand for dedicated trucking services, as shippers look to put their contract and capacity concerns at ease in an off-kilter economy.
30 May 2017
A new report by the Metropolitan Rail Freight Council looks at the upgrades to the area rail system that are needed to handle a forecast 35 percent jump in traffic flowing through the New York region by 2040.
30 May 2017
Logistics technology providers, carriers, and shippers at the ALK Transportation Technology Summit said they are racing to integrate data and systems across continents and the cloud, driven in part by e-commerce.
30 May 2017
Sometimes the normal statistics used to routinely gauge progress, although technically accurate, can provide an inaccurate impression.
30 May 2017
A stagnant export-import freight market is pressuring profit margins for containerized rail operators in India.
29 May 2017
North American intermodal shippers using Canadian National Railway’s Canadian network are preparing for potential delays.
25 May 2017
Shippers are pessimistic that the situation will improve any time soon.
22 May 2017
New rail service launched between Shenzhen and Minsk to cover growing trade between the two cities.
22 May 2017
Nippon Express wants to capitalize on the growing demand for such services.
18 May 2017
RZD is introducing new rail services between China and Europe via Mongolia.
16 May 2017
The railway said it will do everything in its power to minimize impact to customers.
16 May 2017
Outdated and poorly maintained rolling stock is causing Russia’s containerized rail system to operate below capacity.
15 May 2017
North American railways and trucking companies are in a bare-knuckle, low-margin fight for domestic intermodal cargo.
12 May 2017
The ban follows a recent gas spill from one of the containers stored at the Tughlakabad Inland Container Depot near Delhi.
09 May 2017
A free container database shows how the sharing of electronic information can help the supply chain from BCOs to marine terminals.
09 May 2017
The company, which launched in 2015 by De Boomgroep, has experienced strong growth in recent months.
09 May 2017
Backhaul cargo volume is rising sharply on the Europe to China rail route, and forwarders are unveiling new services to handle the strong demand.
05 May 2017
APM Terminals, the Maersk Group’s port arm, has completed the sale of Pentalver.
05 May 2017
The $14.6 billion 3PL closed $716 million in new business in the quarter, including major logistics and intermodal deals.
05 May 2017
The family-owned forwarder said the new Wuhan-Hamburg service would create greater stability for handling worldwide supply chains.
04 May 2017
Currently, westbound trains can only be single-stacked because of the height limitations of the 121-year-old, 1.7-mile long Howard Street Tunnel.
03 May 2017
Deregulating Russian rail transshipment rates would close the gap between ocean and rail pricing.
03 May 2017
A major shift of cargo away from trucks that are clogging the port’s congested approach roads is imperative to alleviating harbor congestion.
01 May 2017
The addition of seven feet and four additional pallet locations to the container means a 13 percent payload increase.
28 Apr 2017
Kansas City Southern is positioning its Mexican network as an alternative export route for plastic resins.
28 Apr 2017
“He isn’t focused on intermodal.”
26 Apr 2017
Geographically, the region is easily accessible to the US East and West coasts and offers interline connectivity for eastern and western railways while bypassing infamous Chicago congestion.
24 Apr 2017
Kansas City Southern de Mexico is rejecting a Mexican government report alleging that there is little competition between the railroad and two others.
24 Apr 2017
Indore is one of four rail-linked inland locations Allcargo operates in the country.
19 Apr 2017
The digital innovation “will give rise to a new generation of freight trains.”