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

02 Dec 2020
The agreement, lasting until 2025, cements Canadian Pacific’s contract with Hapag-Lloyd, its biggest container line customer and the largest carrier serving Canada, and rewards the railroad’s strategy to build a foothold in eastern Canada.
05 Jul 2017
Mexico is preparing its first hours of service rules specifically for truck drivers, while Canada readies an electronic logging regulation of its own.
05 Jul 2017
The recent cyber attack on the Maersk Group made existing congestion worse.
05 Jul 2017
DB Logistics said it plans to operate five services a week carrying up to 200 cars by the end of the year.
05 Jul 2017
The acquisition of Paris-based NACCO, Europe’s fourth-largest rail rental group, will boost Hamburg-based VTG’s fleet by 14,000 rail wagons.
04 Jul 2017
“With the big ships now, speed and flexibility are as important as reliability of service,” Gary Fast, associate vice president of international transportation at Canadian Tire, told the JOC Canada Trade Forum in Toronto.
29 Jun 2017
Forwarders continue to pile into the China-Europe rail network, offering new multimodal services.
27 Jun 2017
Renovation of the port’s low-water ro-ro dock follows the completion in 2016 of a two-year, $13 million rebuilding of the main dock at the Tulsa-Catoosa port.
26 Jun 2017
The challenge with chassis shortages is that they are just as chronic and pervasive as they are nuanced.
26 Jun 2017
Ceva initiated its China-Europe rail operation with a service from Suzhou in 2010.
23 Jun 2017
Rail tracks end long before e-commerce's last mile, but Amazon.com has many "touch points" at Union Pacific Railroad, Beth Whited says.
22 Jun 2017
Alameda Corridor authority will not seek accelerated fee increases or port assistance despite slower cargo volume gains.
TVA-Memphis-Interview
22 Jun 2017
Senior Development Consultant Aaron Stewart on the Tennessee Valley Authority's work creating economic development opportunities in Memphis. 
22 Jun 2017
Although May’s inventory-to-sales ratio, the final test for the theory, is still unavailable, other factors suggest the turnaround has begun.
21 Jun 2017
Union Pacific brings domestic intermodal rail to the ICTF near LA-LB ports.
20 Jun 2017
Total US business logistics costs dropped in 2016 for the first time in seven years, the 2017 State of Logistics Report says. Are they poised to bounce back?
20 Jun 2017
The Russian economic recovery is driving dramatic increases in ocean shipping freight rates.
16 Jun 2017
Launched last year, BoxTech contains the tare weight, max gross mass, and size type for containers from all over the world — particularly helpful for BCOs and forwarders meeting the new international SOLAS container weight requirements.
16 Jun 2017
The new track will also help raise rail’s share of hinterland container traffic.
14 Jun 2017
US exporters are scrambling to find containers, with some coming up empty-handed.
14 Jun 2017
Shippers believe the deal has the potential to lower the cost of rail shipping.
13 Jun 2017
Globalink Logistics has been named as the forwarder partnering with Kerry Logistics in a Central Asia-wide joint venture to capitalize on rising volumes through the China-Europe rail corridor.
09 Jun 2017
As e-commerce reshapes fulfillment and transportation, the effects are evident among logistics companies that make the Fortune 500 list of largest US companies.
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.